“NOW HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?” the dragonfly asked the butterfly on a balmy summer evening when they were sitting on a reed stalk, pensively looking out over the water.
“What?” asked the butterfly, “and why would it not have been real until now?”
“Oh, sorry”, said the dragonfly and gasped for a bit more air, “I mean, do you really not mind that the cockatoo is away so often?”
“But why”, asked the butterfly, “is everybody thinking that I would mind?”
“Well”, said the dragonfly, “you know. They say that when you’re a couple, you do everything together. Or at least go to sleep each night together in your own house”.
“That’s indeed what a lot of couples do”, said the butterfly, “but that does not mean that that would be the only way”.
“Oh”, said the dragonfly, who needed to be silent for a moment, because being uptight took her breath away, stressed as she was.
“But”, said the dragonfly when she got some air again and new thoughts, “if you don’t do it like everyone does, then how do you know that it’s okay and that you don’t get … fooled”.
“That’s called trust”, said the butterfly.
“Trust”, repeated the dragonfly pensively, but it didn’t speak to her.
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