Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bel Homme XXIX

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Unique Position

Writes Simon Carnell in Hare (2010) . . .

Most of the salient characteristics of hares can be usefully presented in the way they differ from rabbits. Hares are generally much larger: longer and leggier, giving an impression of stature enhanced by their generally much longer ears. They reach weights of five kilograms in the far north, averaging three in temperate zones (with some exceptions) and two at the equator, frequently occupying a unique position as the only animals of their weight in a given environment. The brown hare is about the size of a domestic cat. Rabbits are gregarious with relatively complex family groups; hares mostly solitary with minimal pair bonding among promiscuous adults and relatively little parental care of their young. The relatively complex coat colour of hares, including seasonal changes, is linked to their reliance upon camouflage as well as speed. Their speed, camouflage, lack of family life and even size are linked as adaptations to their principal behavioural difference from the rabbit, namely, the fact that they do not burrow.

See also the previous posts:
Life Above Ground
Almost Invisible
An Extraordinary Capacity

The Difference

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mindful Lovemaking

Writes Terry Sanderson in The Gay Man's Kama Sutra:

Our goal is happiness, and if we live life nobly, with the good of others always in our hearts, happiness will surely follow. And if we do this, as well as always striving to appreciate the best things in life, we will attain happiness not only for ourselves but for others, too. It becomes a self-perpetuating cycle, a wonderful wheel of life.

We must place the act of sexual congress in this context, too, for love is a sure and essential route to happiness. The fusion of our body with that of another is a perfect ecstasy that takes happiness to another sphere and transforms it, like magic, into bliss. Lovemaking that is mindful of the needs of your lover, as well as your own desires, is lovemaking that feeds the soul and nourishes the spirit.

See also the previous posts:
A Source of Joy for the Beauty of Life Itself
The Body: A Holy Place of Romp and Renewal
Body and Soul
Animal Energies

Art: Roger Payne.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bel Homme XXVIII

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Thursday, September 5, 2013