And like millions of other women, I loved it, sighed with Carrie, searched for the book online and was disappointed to learn it was a fictitious invention of the show. Before many of you are wondering what on earth I am yapping about… Let me start properly by Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
And I can assure you that is so far from the truth, I find Mills and Boons books boring, sometimes irritating. Also infinitely more romantic than the loud gestures of love are often the quiet ones. Oh continue to love me — never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
Ever thine, Ever mine, Ever ours. Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, Let thy loveliness fade as it will; And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own, And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear, That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known, To which time will but make thee more dear. No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close: As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets The same look which she turned when he rose.
This poem was written by Moore to tell his wife that he was despaired by her confinement and that nothing about her looks would change his love for her. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Let me count the ways. How do I love thee? I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!
What makes the love story in this book so good, is that it is so real, I can never forget how they introduced Rhett to Scarlett in the start: He looked quite old, at least thirty-five.
He was a tall man and powerfully built. Scarlett thought she had never seen such a man with such wide shoulders, so heavy with muscles, almost too heavy for gentility. When her eye caught his, he smiled, showing animal-white teeth below a close-clipped black mustache. There was a cool recklessness in his face and a cynical humor in his mouth as he smiled at her, and Scarlett caught her breath.
She felt that she should be insulted by such a look as was annoyed with herself because she did not feel insulted. She did not know who he could be, but there was undeniably a look of good blood in his dark face. It showed in the thin hawk nose over the full red lips, and high forehead and the wide-set eyes.
But eyes met and they feel an undeniable pull- totally believable. I also like how she realizes that what she Scarllet had for Ashley, was not love: I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it. And when Ashley came riding along, so handsome, so different, I put that suit on him and made him wear it whether it fitted him or not. I kept on loving the pretty clothes-and not him at all.
I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. But to live with a soul mate forever? Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves the most. There are so many more crowding in my head.