I just came home from traveling for a couple of weeks, but I never really feel home again until Sexy Corte and I have penis-in-vagina sex. I’m not really home until I’ve made love with my wife.
Over seven years ago (!) we wrote about Welcome Home Sex and shared some tips for making it great, but what is it that makes coming home so great? Three-thousand years ago Solomon wrote:
Proverbs 13:12 — Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
There’s something archetypal in the imagery of the wife as the bountiful garden wherein lives the tree of life. Again from Solomon we read in chapter 4 an invitation from the wife to her husband:
Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choicest fruits.
And in chapter 6 we see that the husband eagerly accepts the invitation.
My beloved has gone down to his garden
to the beds of spices,
to graze in the gardens
and to gather lilies.
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he grazes among the lilies.
The wife’s body is an archetypal location:
- where love is
- the source of growth and creation
- where nourishment and comfort are found
- a place of safety and acceptance
- a place of inward-focused power
- private community — marriage, family
- a fountain of abundance, overflowing water
- the home of telluric wisdom; an oracle
The wife’s soul cultivates and protects this garden, and she invites her husband inside to share it with her.