Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pleasure and Pain

A sprig of Holly can be a delightful thing.*

When left on the tree it becomes a harbinger of winter, a seasonal reminder of the holiday season, a pointer to the winter king and a snack or small meal for a variety of birds. When cut from the bush and brought inside, the holly becomes a delightful seasonal decoration, often used in the construction of wreaths and table decorations.

In the hands of a master it has other uses. It can give the effect of erotic pain when run across the naked skin of a lover or it can become an instrument of agony and torture.

I like both, personally, but then I’ve always been a bit of a demon in the bedroom.

Or anywhere, really.

*Please assume I’m talking about two or three leaves and a few berries. If you like, you can imagine the rarer variegated holly leaf but I’d rather you limited yourself to the pointy variety, rather than the spineless kind.


Stinking Billy said...

Oh, rachel, all that lovely prose at the beginning had me thinking I had tuned into the Vatican, Westminster Abbey or Alan Titchmarsh. But, then you reverted to type with a bang and I was able to relax again. You can be quite cruel at times, but it would be a poor demon who wasn't? ;-)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Heh! Glad not to disappoint.

stephanie said...


That is all.