Perhaps you noticed it before, perhaps not. These images together. Yes they were chosen deliberately (quite apart from physical resemblance). Cat tried to put her feelings about them into words, here and here.
And they mean much more. They signify trust, two-way communication, a connection and the never ending flow, back and forth, of energy. Give and take.
A Dom or Master can control and command all he likes, if there is no submissive or slave at his feet, there is little point. And she will not stay at his feet if she does not want to give him her surrender.
The rope that keeps her on her feet, not at his feet. No rope needed there.
A firm hand and/or a gentle touch, lead and guide, through dark and light. Dominance and surrender, seek and receive, accept and respect, give and take.
“These hands are two of one, submission and strength, surrender and determination, these hands are tied by bonds of love, dominance, passion and protection.” - Cat.
Two of one.
.top photograph credit: no idea / bottom photograph: Marcus J. Ranum
As always I love reading your words “M” and “Cats” …