Have you ever noticed that in paintings it is only the
women who are allowed to lounge about in bathtubs
listening to the siren call of the robin from the tree
near their window?
Men are forced to flex their muscles in awkward
poses never finding repose unless fishing by a stream
which is not all too relaxing for they are cursed into
the temperature of the air or the freeze of the mountain
water and are often thrown from one to the next.
Women chose their leisure sudsing in bubbles up to
their chin, flower petals floating on the surface.
Or, so says art.
(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010