Sunday, October 28, 2012

the other half

female cardinal

The male cardinal is quite beautiful, bright red all over.  Flashy, you could say.

This female in our yard, with the light on her, showed an apple-like glow.  The female cardinal's red is a dull red, pale, not flashy; still, she can show beauty.

The other half  is an expression we use to refer to the less-noticed one in a partnership, sometimes the wife, sometimes the husband.  My other half or, sometimes,  My better half we would say with good humor.  I wonder if all languages have a similar reference.

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