A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
If birds and fish are metaphorical categories for types of humans, the implication is that some types of humans are so fundamentally different from one another that no single environment can simultaneously serve each party’s respective needs.
Who could argue that birds and fish, regardless of their capacity to love one another, aren’t better served by remaining apart?
I think the class was supposed to take the folksy aphorism to mean that terrestrial concerns can splash cold water on high romance.
” It was a dog-whistle sentiment tuned to a frequency one grudgingly learns to pick up in graduate school environments.
This truncated understanding of difference is especially ripe for examination in what we are told is an alarmingly polarized America, where questions of difference pervade the roiling debate over free speech on college campuses, the post-election spike in hate crimes, and even how to confront terrorism.