Saturday, October 10, 2009

unrequited love

Stories of lovers falling accidentally in love intrigue me. Robert and Francesca in Bridges of Madison County, Fiennes and Moore in The End of An Affair, The English Patient, Bergman and Bogart in Casablanca and the ultimate love story Romeo and Juliet, and of course, West Side Story's Maria and 'that boy.' I guess it's the idea that these good people were just minding their business, living their normal lives, hanging out of balconies, tending their gardens, and out of nowhere, their chance encounter sparks a torrid affair. They must choose their passions over integrity and we know this makes for unhappy endings. As U2 sings "can't live with or without you." I imagine they bonded because they were together in a past life and found each other again, only to reunite in any way possible for brief moments in this lifetime. They will meet again in the next. Phonemes play a huge part in this. We all have them and while not prominently obvious, our scents drive us to be with another and the connection happens. We just cannot help ourselves. At first they may deny the attraction but inevitably they succumb to destiny. The chemistry is just too strong and they are pulled to each other. Soap operas are loaded with the 'surrender to love' lines. Yep, the longing and yearning really gets me. I think it is because they are together so briefly and the memories of stolen moments of forbidden fruit last a lifetime. Ahhh... sometimes love is a losing game. xo