I love this! I look at my two young sons who are always wrapped around each other and I think we are all born innately gentle. Surviving to man-hood with this outward tenderness in tact, particularly here in Australia (and many other western cultures), is not so common.
Thank you, Sophie, I concur that raising gentle boys into gentle men is a challenge. We’ve come far in expanding the spectrum of possibility for females, but continue to insist upon a much narrower set of bounds for males.
from Judy Chicago:
And then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And then both women and men will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another’s will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the Earth’s abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young
And then will cherish life’s creatures
And then all will live in harmony with one another and the Earth
And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.
Perhaps this romantic homoerotic images of the gentle kind, will a good preamble to underline the fact that in India âhomosexuality is mostly a taboo subject and that in Indian civil society and for the government. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code makes sex with persons of the same gender punishable by law.â
Scott tell us how you feel when you capture a shot like this one knowing it will move your audience. As the viewer of this I can just say thank you so much for this art. Wow this is beautiful on so many levels.