The picture on the Post is the wonderful Grace Jones, who I love and admire a lot. She does have an androgynous look., but I can see Graces’s femininity. I don’t know if it is because I can see deeper than most, or it is because I so much love Grace, but she is all female, regardless of her rumored sexuality. K.D. Laing, such voice, and we all know her sexual orientation she does not hide it, even though it is not of our concern because her talent is how we all got to know about her and that should be the focus. Ellen DeGeneres, does have a manly look, or I should say rather that she dresses so, But I love Ellen and I think she is funny as hell, and even though she dresses like a dude, there is still a feminine softness about Ellen, and of course SHE is out the closet.
Let me tell you about Man Royal Cherry!. She lived up the street from us and she was a very tough looking woman who always had a scowl. She had children and she was a construction worker, a mason to be exact!. Cherry also drove a bus on the weekends and would race with the other bus drivers while driving on the street with passengers, boy oh boy Cherry could drive. On weekends Cherry would hang out with the guys and drink them all under the tabel, which left them all passed out while Cherry stood standing. Miss Cherry was her name to us children, Cherry to her counterparts, Man Royal Cherry, behind her back. She never wore a skirt, dress or even a brazier if memory serves me right, a bra to hold up what? Plungie would ask my mother, “You don’t see that Cherry don’t even have breast!”, my mom would laugh at this, and others would join along. Nobody dared to challenge Cherry be that as it may because we had all seen her beat Dennis her husband countless of times, had him running and screaming like the proverbial bitch.
There was a time that she had put Dennis out after she found out that he was having an affair with, Sharon, the rotten teeth white looking girl from around Mac Donald Lane, Miss Martain had pinched Cherry and told on them. Man Royal Cherry went to Sharons yard and kicked the door down. The rumor was that she found Dennis on his Knees in front of Sharon as if he was praying while Sharon was naked and repeating “oh Yes Dennis!!”. As a child that was how the story was told when I was in earshot, but now that I am older, I have figured out just what wuklis, (worthless), Dennis was doing. Man Royal Cherry did not harm Sharon, (That would have been a tragedy), who it was rumored ran down the street naked when Man Royal Cherry invaded her house, while pissing on her self, I am sure that last part was made up, the pissing I mean, Jamaican People love to embellish and they love the drama. Eventually she took him back in, after he begged and pleaded without shame for all to see.
Cherry would slaughter the goat if a party was going to be kept, hell she would gut and skin the animal all by her self, Dennis or my mom would do the cooking. She walked with a rag in her back pocket and it was rumored that Man Royal Cherry even buss har gun at times…Cherrryyyyy..lol..yuh ah sample. Not the cutest person in the world, nor was she ugly, but because of the ever present scowl, we could never get to see what Cherry really looked like, she had a very complex spirit. She never acted like she was a homosexual or even a bisexual and as far as I know, no one has ever accused her of being one. Cherry was just manly and that was her way!. All her children which were all girls four of them to be exact were girly, so how come Cherry was sooo masculine?, and how did Dennis get up the nerve to date someone who looked and acted like Cherry?, he must have been braver than we thought, or probably Cherry was the one to haul him off into marriage, she seemed the type. Only God Knows. You should see Cherry coming home from work with her hard hat, and seeing her in her construction get up would make you see the invisible brick on her shoulder. Her voice, was not masculine nor was it feminine, it had a unique hoarseness, strangers to our area would assume that Cherry was a lesbian but the community strongly defended her. Strange as she seemed Man Royal Cherry was one of us, our neighbor, and she was helpful, regardless of her not being too friendly.
There are people like this in the world who act like one thing but remain something else, and I can tell you that there is a spiritual reason behind it. Leonardo da Vinci was a genious when he painted the Mona Lisa, see the pitcure below. He was an Occultist and he knew!, yes He Knew!…. look at her closer what is she hiding?!, is it really a she? or is it a him?……I will visit this topic again more indepthly!
Tom drunk but Tom nuh fool!….ole time people proverb!
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.