Monday, May 21, 2007
To have loved and lust or to have never lusted at all
Rented and saw movie this weekend - Norwegian love triangle, "Monster Thursday." Man is in love with married woman and affection rekindled by close association. At one point when appears clear that the infatuation is hopeless she tells him that he will recover. He responds that he cannot - that it is not like the flu. She then states in response that it is like the flu.
Is love like the flu? A virus, sometimes? I wish I knew. If love where like the flu so many people would love a yearly vaccine. And maybe some develop their fortunate or unfortunate resistance or immunity.
Or is it dependant on the carrier - maybe for some it is like the flu or they can shave it off like a beard or change hair color...whatever is convenient. There is this less than catchy song by Stephen Stills that proclaims "if you cannot be with the one you love, love the one you're with." I never bought the single or the album, nor the sentiment. I was always a romantic.
This actress is quite striking.
It is not better "to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all." It is far better to have lusted and won.