29 Dec

Mr. Darcy: You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.

Pride and Prejudice 2005. 

This particular scene is one of my favorites. (I’ve yet to even read the book, still.)

The main point is:  I keep questioning if love like this in the most mutual/passionate/all-encompassing way, does it even  exist? 

Mostly.I don’t think it to be mere fiction…just hard to find or to keep.


2 Responses to “Bewitchment.”

  1. (e)m December 29, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Funny, I don’t even see that kind of thinking as love at all. It’s obsession. It’s the kind of thinking where you build up a fantasy in your mind of who a person is and project that on to them, robbing them of a little of their humanity. That is obsessing over fantasy instead of the work that comes from loving someone in reality.

    But hey, what do I know? I’ve never been in a relationship.

    But I’d still rather see someone, flaws and all, and still gradually develop stronger emotional ties over time, by shared experience and the way we treat each other. That’s why I’m poly-friendly but wouldn’t date other people even if my S.O. was; It’s too much work.

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