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Beautiful bird, beautiful cage

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Heyy, it's been a while. This is the result of some thoughts about polyamory and how to make sure your colors, joy, and growth as a person in a relationship don't fade over time.

I saw some beautifully decorated Thai bird cages but the birds in them weren't as bright and active as the ones I'd seen in the wild. Instead they just sat there, kinda meek and pale, as if they had lost their colors to the cage. 

I've been thinking about polyamory, and whether or not there's an irony similar to the cage analogy to be found in the idealization of monogamy. To allow a partner to be free to continue exploring and learning about themselves through other people seems to stem from a very conscious kind of love, care, and trust. Once you open that cage and start thinking of which rules of engagement would actually suit both, well, there's a whole world of options out there.
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Anvonavi's avatar
Green finch and linnet bird,
Nightingale, blackbird,
How is it you sing?
How can you jubilate siting in cages,
Never taking wing?
liea's avatar
nice, is it by you?
Anvonavi's avatar
No, it's from Sweeney Todd musical
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Shembre's avatar
This is really beautiful!
liea's avatar
happy you like it ^^
tehwatcher's avatar
1st this one powerful art

2nd T_T  amazing work but heavy
liea's avatar
Thank you! It's not an easy topic, for sure.
tehwatcher's avatar
1st your welcome

2nd :)

3rd so true
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