I’ve always believed that ‘Love’ and ‘Hatred’ are extreme emotions and though Hatred is controllable, Love is not. During recent conversations with my friends, I’ve been hearing several instances of failed relationships, Ex-Lover stories and some desperate housewives scenarios. Some of them make me cringe and shout. Some, just evoke sympathy in me. Being human is tough and at the end of the day, I realised that instances that made me shout should be forgiven but not forgotten and those that evoke sympathy in me should be remembered as lessons to learn and examples to be passed on.
Another thing I’ve recently learnt is that Love and Hatred are the two sides of the same coin. Love can in no time turn into hatred that can translate itself into self destruction or violent actions. If, vice versa of that is true or not, I do not know yet.
While surfing through the net, I bumped across some very creative imagery of ‘Love’ translating into ‘Hatred’ and I thought I’d share this piece of excellent work with you. Following is a series of drawings called “There must be 50 ways to kill your lover”. It portray the murderous behaviour of popular cartoon characters. It hit me hard when I saw the visuals because I’ve been growing up watching and believing that these characters are in love. It seems to say to me, “Grow up, face life. You’re no longer watching the cartoon network”.
I think Diana Thorneycroft, the artist behind these drawings has done a commendable work in choosing her subjects and scenarios right.