Monday, January 28, 2008

I have been reading --The Wisdom of Robert Louis Stevenson. When I ran across this paragraph on young love, and all of its thrills, I thought you might enjoy reminiscing.
"One thing that accompanies the passion in its first blush is certainly difficult to explain. It comes ( I do not see how ) from having a very supreme sense of pleasure in all parts of life – in lying down to sleep, in waking , in motion, in breathing, in continuing to be --- the lover begins to regard his happiness as beneficial for the rest of the world and highly meritorious in himself…..
When people find a great to-do in their own breasts, they imagine it must have some influence in their neighborhood. The presence of the two lovers is so enchanting to each other that it seems as if it must be the best thing possible for everybody else. They are half inclined to fancy it is because of them and their love that the sky is blue and the sun shines. And certainly the weather is usually fine while people are courting……the dizziest elevation is to love and be loved in return.
The caption under this painting by Bob Byerley is--
"The girl's sister is sixteen. She has a new boyfriend. Need we say more?"

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