Person of the year…

Daily Prompt: Person of the Year

by michelle w. on June 13, 2013

You’re asked to nominate someone for TIME’s Person of the Year. Who would it be, and why?


In my life I saw quite a lot of statues for “The Unknown Soldier”- somebody who has died in the service of his country, and who could not be recognized. One unidentified body was buried with the greatest honor to remember all those who died in a similar way for their country. It is good to remember their sacrifice, also as a warning to not do stupid things like starting wars again…

But If I had the chance to pick a person to be nominated by Time, and to get a front page, I would randomly pick: The ordinary woman.

  •  She does not look like a supermodel, she does not even think that she is pretty…
  •  She is a mother
  •  She is a wife
  •  She has her own career
  • She still has to cook her family’s meals
  •  She probably has not reached any of her dreams when she was a young girl yet, and sometimes forget that there was a dream in the first place…
  •  She is the shelter in the storm for her family…

I know this may sound very sexistic. It is not intended that way.  I do not think that is how the perfect woman should be, I am saying that this is the life a lot of women I know are leading.

I have a lot of respect for the ordinary woman- doing all those things, and maybe never even getting a proper thank you. She might think that she is just ordinary, but somebody like my wife, and all the women of the world like her, are exceptional people in my eyes. They deserve much more recognition in life, because they make this world a place worth living in with their love and care…

Even the oldest statue in the world of a woman agrees: They are to be treasured and honored…


“Willendorf” is the name that was given to the first known human figurine, a woman. The statue was found in 1908 near the town of Willendorf in Vienna. It was carved from limestone and colored with red ochre. It measures 110 mm in height and is dated 30,000 and 25,000 BC.

4 thoughts on “Person of the year…

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