|The late, great, 'Ridge!'|
- Iago from Shakespeare's OthelloO, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on...
Poor old 'Ridge!' Our son's late 'Beardie' is the nearest thing I can find to a green-eyed monster at short notice. No matter; the idea was to point readers towards Quinn Creative's hints and tips on how to cope with Jealousy.
Pondering just now on how it takes me - I was inclined to think that a more apt image was of a weed, which you may not spot at first, but which, once it takes hold, sends out roots and tendrils which slowly and silently strangle and stifle. In my experience, you're not always aware of its presence until it pops up; the green-eyed monster ambushes you. OK, I can see a place for both images now.
Whether you term it the green-eyed monster, killer weeds, or the waste products of the 'internal parrot,' self awareness and recognition are the beginnings of coming to terms with and sending off the pesky creatures.