The feelings I get when I see the high mountain ranges — stirrings of desire, longings for the heights — Remind me of you, and I’m spoiled for anyone else! Song of Solomon 7:6 (TM)
I am my lover’s. I’m all he wants. I’m all the world to him! Come, dear lover— Song of Solomon 7:9-10a (TM)
One of the things I love, as a stage director, is getting to watch Wendy on stage. I love it on several different levels. I love that she’s a wonderful, capable actor and I appreciate her talent. I love watching her do something she loves and enjoying herself thoroughly. But, I also love that she’s my wife and lover. I think she’s beautiful and desirable and I love watching her knowing that – when the show is over – I get to take her home!
What struck me in today’s chapter is the differences in what got the man and woman’s motor running. The man gazes upon his bride and it’s the visual stimulation that turns him on. He describes his woman’s looks and the more he describes her, the more his eyes feast on her, the greater his desires build. In fact, all he has to do is look at the mountains and his mind wanders back to her breasts.
As Wendy would say, "such a boy."
The woman, on the other hand, makes it clear that it’s being the object of desire which turns her on. She sees that look in his eye, she feels how much she turns him on and that turns her on. I see the same reaction in Wendy when she catches that look in my eye 🙂