Hello brother or sister, I hope all is well with you. I was thinking the other day about the concept of form vs function.Well, let me start from the beginning and tell you why I started thinking about this concept. Yesterday I woke up (praise Yah!), did my routine with the baby. First, we open the blinds and let the sun shine though. Then we eat breakfast (baby oatmeal),while watching kid’s YouTube. We do some tummy time and then its time for our first nap of the day. After the baby falls asleep, I have some time with Yah. After that I do a quick HIIT workout before eating my breakfast. (Okay I know that was long winded but I’m getting there) After I had my son earlier this year, I changed my eating habits and started working out. I did not do this to change my physique. I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy, so I wanted to make some lifestyle changes. Later that evening my husband came home from work and we were sitting on the couch recapping our day. When I say ,”I tried of being fat”! My husband always gets on to me when I criticize myself. I know I should say things like that, but the bigger problem was that my motives for doing this were getting lost. If I lost some extra pounds then, Great! but that was not why I started this; which brings me back to my original thought, form vs function.
The definition of the word , form, denotes to the way something looks or is presented;function, is the way something performs. This concept speaks to me. Torah teaches us to dismiss the mindless branding this country’s standard and social media has put on us. It tells us that beauty is fleeing. Society gives us a beauty standard that is impossible to keep up with, but that is the magic of it. Everyday on television and social media we see form. Take women for example, we are usual praised by how our form looks, rarely for our god given function. Yah started to reveal to me that I should be more concerned about my function ,rather then my form. He created me to be a woman,”so do I perform like a woman”?So I started thinking about it. First,I have eyes and they can see. Next, I can talk, hear, and i’m in my right mind. I have arms to hold my baby. I have legs that can stand in the kitchen and prepare food for my family. Do I fulfill my role as wife in my marriage? I learn there is more to life than form.