I am opening the "Beloved" project to ALL genders. The issues we're dealing with here are not specific to one gender, they are about the common experiences we've had as Christian people (or people who know Christian people) growing up in a subculture that has deeply affected our views about and experiences with sex. So please, boys, join in!
Okay, now some bon mots from Song of Solomon (did you discover these in junior high like I did?):
While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance.
My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh that lies between my breasts.
Your channel is an orchard of pomegranates with all choicest fruits...
Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.
You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches.
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Hey, you may be aware of this, but there's a gorgeous piece of music by John Rutter called "Wedding Cantata" that uses the Song of Solomon texts. I don't know if there's a recording. I sang it in college and it was great fun.
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