By: Qosmic Qadence (Author, Poet)
Art and the interpretation thereof is a many splendid thing. Art is supposed to evoke emotion & incite thoughts or conversation.
In my opinion the imagery above depicts an interesting dynamic in thought process for the sexes. The psychology of Male vs. Female interactions is profoundly evident here. Men and Women invest themselves emotionally into relationships a little differently. Both the physical and emotional characteristics are depicted remarkably in the portrait.
Most Women invest themselves from an ‘Emotionally Spiritual’ standpoint and (as evidenced in her right hand securely clutching him high around the neck) they seek to hold on to their love at all costs – having opened her soul to the encounter. Although she holds the power to destroy the relationship (as depicted with the knife in her left hand) she’d much rather spare her love interest initially and incur the pain of his attempt to leave. This is an act that will undoubtedly hurt her more (as displayed with the knife being directed at her tightly grasped left hand), than it will the man. Though her investment is firm.
Conversely, most Men invest themselves from an ‘Emotionally Mental’ standpoint. It’s no easy thing for a man to open up and give his all to a relationship. When he does he takes it seriously & does so protecting his vested interest (evidenced in his right hand tightly embracing her in the core of her back), with a desire to become her foundation & provide her every need. This investment isn’t taken lightly for a man, so if things go awry at her doing, the relationship investment deserves imminent death (as displayed in the knife being directed at her neck), and he feels no obligation to prevent that.
Not until Men & Women grow in love securely, will they ever be able to blend both the innate physical & emotional characteristics explained above, to form an unbreakable bond solidified in Truth, Love & Understanding.
(Image origin: http://godisheart.blogspot.com/2014/01/who-leaves-first-shall-die.html?m=1 )
*Author of a Self-Help Relationship book entitled, “Y’all Got The Game Fu#%ed Up” is avidly outspoken about Male/Female relationships & the missing dynamic that leads most to failure these days. Visit his website listed above to explore this movement.