Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When Harry met Sally


“Men and women can never be friends because sex always gets in the way”, is an often-quoted line by Harry in the movie, “When Harry met Sally”. These words, taken as a truism by many women and clerics, may apply to other animals as well.

This morning the two equine lawnmowers that keep the grass trimmed and fertilized seem particularly frisky. Harry tied to a tree whinnies wildly to the nearby tethered Sally. “Can’t we just be friends” a passing horse whisper interprets Harry’s sounds and Sally’s coy behavior for me. So each tied by human restraints does the next best thing, which is to eat. Sally flicks her tail while Harry stomps his feet, both wondering what could have been.

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