We all know that there are certain kinds of thrills that are worth the risk, that the forbidden fruit can taste sweetest when it’s a chocolate sneaked from Mom’s birthday gift selection (not that I would know anything about any such thing from my youth!), the extra hour out past curfew when one thinks one’s parents are out of the house, the bouquet picked from a neighbor’s flowerbed en route home from grade school. And there’s no doubt that some are drawn to romance most powerfully when it is risky, when it defies convention, when it defies logic. Is anyone really immune to the lure of breaking with tradition, just a little?
Have a wonderful day.
🙂 Mandy xo
Friendly grrrs and purrs from my “pets” here to my beloved animal-loving Mandy!! Hope you’re having a great week.
Wonderful, Kathryn. wishing you a day filled with love and joy:)xxx
And may your days be equally splendid and blessed, Janet! xoxo!
Your mention of defying convention reminds me that on the subject of rapid and significant breaks with tradition in a moral system, Jonathan Haidt makes the analogy in The RIghteous Mind that destroying the hive doesn’t help the bees.
A very fitting one indeed, although to be a closer analog to humans, they might have to be those rapaciously fierce Africanized bees, eh.
Lovely poem, lovely portrait!
Thank you, my sweet. I take that as very high praise from an animal portraitist of your caliber!! 🙂
Delightful. Well written and such an expressive drawing.
Thanks, Otto. Not having the right “models” for my drawing, I borrowed from various photos to get the physiognomy somewhat right, but I certainly had fun with it. 🙂
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