the yin-yang of bob

ying and yang of bob the squirrel

I like the concept/philosophy of the yin-yang.  Everyone and everything can draw their origin and meaning from this.

In the area of the country I live in, we have what are called half-moon cookies…which were conceived less than 15 miles from where I write this.  Many people call them black and white cookies, many don’t have a clue as to what they are.  I always thought they were yin-yang cookies.  They’re kinda messy… especially if you get them fresh.  But, with the mess you get the deliciousness… two complementary forces working together in order to give you a pleasurable experience.  Seinfeld did an episode of his show featuring one of these cookies.

I’m not sure why I feel the need to share all this.  I often think, as I watch the love between Frank and Lezley that they too are yin-yang.  Frank is uptight, quiet, mostly serious and focused on a limited area.  He’d rather read a book than go out on the town.  Lez, on the other side of the cookie, is outgoing, friendly and lights up any room she walks into.  She makes people feel comfortable.  Now, on paper (or a screen) a relationship between these two people, taking in all the considerations and characteristics, should not work.  It might work for a while, but eventually it will stop working.

Not this yin-yang.  If ever there were two people who work well together, it’s these two.  I’m not just saying that because I have to live with them.  They genuinely compliment each other.  Each of their individual strengths combines to create this sort of Voltron like being. It’s pretty cool to watch.  Especially when they form the blazing sword.  I’m also convinced that no one else on the planet would be able to put up with their respective faults.  It’s good when things work out.

Hopefully all you yins will eventually find your yangs.