Thanks for your answer, I understand where you were coming from now. Although I doubt if most people on a first date would be challenged to think that deeply about their surroundings, as opposed to pondering what's on the other person's mind regarding them. tee hee As for identifying with the repression of caged animals, no, I was never taught to hide my feelings and emotions nor to feel corraled, on the contrary, but different cultures I guess.
I would also love to be able to walk through a rain forest listening to the animals and admiring the foliage. Too bad I live in a concrete jungle :-(
I'm sure being this tuned to the plight of caged animals, you must be involved in actively defending animal rights. If not, theen they're missing a great spokesperson. Many blessings to you.