Romeo and Juliet… King Arthur and Gwenhwyfar… Helen of Troy and that guy who slaughtered all those people to get her back again… Adam and Eve… It seems like all the stories of timeless love really are nothing more than stories. When I was an ugly, nerdy kid, I would hear these stories (or in the case of Romeo and Juliet, eviscerate them line by line in a high school English class in what must have been an attempt to ensure that nobody would ever find a shred of beauty in Shakespeare’s words ever again) and wonder sadly what was wrong with me that I couldn’t even get a date.
Well, times have changed. I now find myself an ugly, nerdy adult blissfully trapped in a timeless love with a ridiculously wonderful woman whom I refer to on this blog solely as The Lovely Lady because I don’t need you creeps creeping on her. And today I saw a picture that makes me think that timeless love is possible. All it takes is enough amber.
I had heard about this a few days ago, but this is the first time I saw the picture, and I have to say it’s pretty amazing. Two… well, I guess we can’t call them two lovers per se. I don’t know that mites know what love is. Instead, let’s call it two horny teen mites from forty million years ago (just under six thousand if you are reading this and are a biblical literalist… also, if you are and you’re reading this, you’re and idiot!) caught forever in the grips of back to back lovemaking by a little bit of tree sap.
It makes me wonder if somewhere, millions of years ago, two mites were talking about whether it was EVER okay to go face to face…