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Burning with love

From Cary Tennis, a columnist with Salon:

So he wants to be burning for you and feel drunk with love all the time? That's nice. Well, he's a musician. Musicians are children. They're courageous children but still, only a musician -- or a poet -- would be nearly 30 and say he wants to feel drunk with love for you all the time.

Musicians need a lot of care. They aren't really equipped to deal with the world. He may need to go off and feel infatuated a few more times. But face it, what this also means is that he and you are both facing adulthood, which is a kind of unconscious code word for eventual death. That's what it's all about. Adulthood is about dreary day after day dealing with immovable reality.

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sosiouxme
Sep. 5th, 2002 07:41 am (UTC)
bah
i expect that the more you reach for it, the higher your expectations are, the harder it is to reach it; while if you focus on loving and living, it can happen all on its own.
andysocial
Sep. 5th, 2002 07:55 am (UTC)
Don't try so hard
Expecting every moment of your life to be chock-full of meaning and import is to ask for disappointment. Many people fail to understand this simple fact, and will be perpetually depressed that their lives are not the plots of great novels.
sosiouxme
Sep. 5th, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)
Re: Don't try so hard
true.

and most would probably feel unsatisfied even if their lives DID feel like the plots of great novels.
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