By golly, you've pegged it, animal! Shame on me for missing this one, especially in the face of statements like, "I appreciate the nicer things in the human psyche...like, immaturity". Here I was trying to blame it on PMS. Silly me!
Ah, love! could you and I with Him conspire
To grasp this sorry scheme of things entire,
Would not we shatter it to bits--and then
Re-mould it nearer to the heart's desire!