I asked him to name some artists he liked.
At first he struggled with the question. Finally, the crux of the issue came spilling out.
He liked one kind of art. His wife liked art that was much, much different.
He grew animated talking about "Horse Shoe Contest" by Norman Rockwell. The energy. The tension. The emotions in the faces.
His wife likes paintings by Pati Bannister
I must confess that my tastes lie closer to the gentleman's than to the lady's.
The faces of the waifs have a certain sameness, as if they had all been injected with Botox.
***Upon re-reading this post, perhaps I have been too harsh. Maybe the china-doll faces help the woman find serenity. Tastes and reactions differ***
Take heart if your tastes are different than your wife's. This couple has been married for almost fifty years.