I used to think Romeo and Juliet was the greatest love story ever written. But now that Im middle-aged I know better. Oh Romeo certainly thinks he loves his Juliet. Driven by hormones he unquestionably lusts for her. But if he loves her its a shallow love. You want proof Soon after meeting her for the first time he realizes he forgot to ask her for her name. Can true love be founded upon such shallow acquaintance I dont think so. And at the end when he thinks shes dead he finds no comfort in living out the remainder of his life within the paradigm of his love at least keeping alive the memory of what they had briefly shared even if it was no more than illusion or more accurately hormonal. Yes those of us watching events unfold from the darkness know she merely lies in slumber. But does he seek the reason for her life-like appearance No. Instead he accuses Death of amorousness convinced that the lean abhorred monster endeavors to keep Juliet in her present state cheeks flushed so that she might cater to his own dissolute desires. But does Romeo hold her in his arms one last time and feel the warmth of her blood still coursing through her veins Does he pinch her to see if she might awaken Does he hold a mirror to her nose to see if her breath fogs it Once twice three times a no. His alleged love is so superficial and so selfish that he seeks to escape the pain of loss by taking his own life. Thats not love but infatuation. Had they wedJuliet bearing many children bonding growing together the masks of the star-struck teens they once were long ago cast away basking in the love born of a lifetime togetherand she died of natural causes would Romeo have been so moved to take his own life or would he have grieved properly for her loss and not just his own.J. Conrad Guest author of Backstop A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings The Cobb Legacy Januarys Paradigm One Hot January Januarys Thaw A Retrospect in Death forthcoming and 500 Miles to Go forthcoming
Famous Quotes about sleeping
In that house you will find my heart. You must break in Henri and get it back for me.Was she mad We had been talking figuratively. Her heart was in her body like mine. I tried to explain this to her but she took my hand and put it against her chest.Feel for yourself.
Do you ever just put your arms out and just spin and spin and spin Well thats what love is like everything inside of you tells you to stop before you fall but for some reason you just keep going.
Love is giving up control. Its surrendering the desire to control the other person. The twolove and controlling power over the other personare mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship.
Dear GoatHow does one fall in love Do you trip Do you stumble lose your balance and drop to the sidewalk graze your knee graze your heart Do you crash to the stony ground Is there a precipice from which you float over the edge foreverI know Im in love when I see you I know when I long to see you. Not a muscle has moved. Leaves hang unruffled by any breeze. The air is still. I have fallen in love without taking step. When did this happen I havent even blinked.Im on fire. Is that too banal for you Its not you know. Youll see. Its what happens. Its what matters. Im on fire.I no longer eat I forget to eat. Food looks silly to me irrelevant. If I even notice it. But I notice nothing. My thoughts are full and raging a house full of brothers related by blood feuding blood feudsIm in love.Typically stupid choice.I am though Im racked by love as if love were pain.Go ahead. Fuck up your life. Its all wrong and you know it. Wake up. Face it.Theres only one face its all I see awake or asleep.I threw the book out the window last night. I tried to forget. You are all wrong for me I know it but I no longer care for my thoughts unless theyre thoughts of you. When Im close to you in your presence I feel your hair brush my cheek when it does not. I look away from you sometimes. Then I look back.When I tie my shoes when I peel an orange when I drive my car when I lie down each night without you I remainAs everRam
Nobody really knows herExcept the chosen fewHer secrets are kept hiddenBehind that sun-kissed hue.If I reach out to touch herShell just run awayMy Forever and AlwaysWill have to wait another day.
But youve slipped under my skin invaded my blood and seized my heart.
With her Florentino Ariza learned what he had already experienced many times without realizing it that one can be in love with several people at the same time feel the same sorrow with each and not betray any of them. Alone in the midst of the crowd on the pier he said to himself in a flash of anger My heart has more rooms than a whorehouse.
Voici mon secret. Il est trs simple on ne voit bien quavec le cur. Lessentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
I hug him tightly. I cant imagine my life without you Christian. I love you so much it frightens me. Me too he breathes. My life would be empty without you. I love you so much.