pen and ink on paper
by Cliff Derksen
Well, let me tell you I do have feelings and emotions. Like, about that cold -30 degree weather outside. With a wind-chill that's out of sight. You need to know I do feel rather distressed and emotional about that. I'm sad and frustrated that I must "as a male"
(possibly because I'm so insensitive) go out there in the cold weather, start that ice cold car so it can warm up enough so that this "way more sensitive" gender of the human race, can go out there in comfort and slide her tender "much more sensitive behind" onto a warmed up car seat!
So there, I am quite in touch with my feelings and emotions too! I am as you can see a very sensitive male, I'll have you know!
In fact, sometimes, like illustrated in the doodle "First Kiss" above my emotions and feelings can become so strong that I cannot help myself. For example, I've actually had the experience of my feelings and emotions becoming so powerful that they have overruled my mind. To the point where I've actually become rather helpless and have just had to express myself in enthusiastic action.
I know, I know, you are all shocked at my "sensitivity" but it's true, it has happened and it is still going on even in my 45th year of marriage! Shocking I know! So embarrassing this huge emotion that can render one so out of control. And in this latter time of my life, at such an advanced age yet. Maybe I'm too sensitive and need some intervention....! HELP!
There is a Lady Sweet and Kind."
by Thomas Ford
Her gesture, motion, and her smiles,
Her wit, her voice my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet, I'll love her till I die.
NOTE: By the way, I was so "sensitive," so aware of her needs, so concerned about her discomforts, that I re-organized the garage and so now park the car inside, warm now no matter what temperature outside!
Out of control, head over heels in love!!!