Men and Women – Haibun


Men and women sleep on the same pillow, but they have different dreams. (Mongolian Saying)

Men and Women

“Have you read this book?  It’s entitled:’Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus’?” Julia asked her boyfriend Thomas.

“No, but I’ve heard about it.  Sounds pretty simplistic if you ask me.  I mean…these relationship books…well you know how I feel about them.”

“Yes, but you must admit there’s something in this stuff.  Here, listen to this: ‘Men are motivated when they feel needed while women are motivated when they feel cherished.’.”

“That’s just what I mean…you get the impression that men only want to be useful…but I assure you a little cherishing wouldn’t demotivate me!”

“I guess you’re right about that one. It is a pretty old book, but it seems to make a lot of sense.”

“Horoscopes do too.  What I’m saying is, that if you go general, anything sounds plausible.  I think we should just stop trying to define everything. I mean it’s nothing new that people have discovered that men and women are differently motivated sometimes.”

“Yes that’s true, and I have to admit I don’t much like the idea of getting pigeon-holed again like women did in the past!”

She put the book away and started fixing the lamp that had gone on the blink while he began cooking dinner.

men and women
illusionary difference
each human unique

Written for Ligo Haibun January 24, 2014


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