09 December 2010

Pleasure




"Pleasure is wild and sweet. She likes purple flowers.
She loves the sun and the wind and the night sky.
She carries a silver bowl full of liquid moonlight.
She has a cat named Midnight with stars on his paws.
Many people mistrust Pleasure, and even more
misunderstand her. For a long time I could hardly
stand to be in the same room with her. I went to
sleep early to avoid her. I thought she was a gossip
and a flirt and she drank too much. In school we
learned that she was dangerous, and I was sure that
she would distract me from my work. I didn't realize
she could nurture me.
As I have changed, Pleasure has changed. I have
learned to value her friendship." ~ Ruth Gendler

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