I love Dolly Parton, a sweet and beautiful woman with a voice to match. Yet I have to disagree with her on one very specific point (okay. I’m sure there are other points on which we disagree, but let’s not get sidetracked.). Love is not like a Butterfly. Nothing at all like one of those erratic fluttering creatures.
Love is a wasp. Needle-thin and aimed at your heart. It’s a black and yellow blur as it dives and savages your precious parts over and over and over.
Butterflies don’t sting. Honeybees are good for a single thrust, then they’re over and done with.
But a wasp. Yeah. A wasp can hurt you till you bleed.
That’s what love is.