In the 21st century, understanding has changed drastically to describe relationships between women and men. The force at work seems to have been the insistence of women for equality with men. In the painting, the face of the woman shows stress or wavering considerations. The sun behind suggests optimism. The blue bird of happiness is obvious. The flower calls for a desired response. The hand, folded over the flower’s stem, hints at hesitation. The eyes are direct and trusting. The blue-white undulating background suggests variations in hopes for love. We all want peace and smooth running relationships. If permission to proceed is all there were to it, we could proceed, knowing that love is a state to build towards without guaranteeing anything.