Just looked through my current notebook and found a draft of a short-short story that I jotted down two weeks ago and then totally forgot about. I hereby pledge to work on that story this weekend and submit it out! Sigh, that makes me feel better.
A diagram to accompany previous post appears below. Note that "passionate" is a plane, whereas "dispassionate" is a line -- there are no degrees of dispassion, it just is or isn't.