There are those who preach caution: infatuation is one thing, love – quite another. The first seduces the senses and blinds one to all but the object of their desire. For a time it is impossible to think of anything else, and yet such flighty passions will subside, and their object relinquished in search for another. Whereas love… as the bard would have it:
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
So I will throw caution to the wind and confess to being in love. I was caught before I had any idea that the affair had begun, and now there is no escape. If it were mere infatuation, its candle would’ve burnt out long before now. Yet here I am still, a writer adrift. The more I write, the more I love it. Seduced by the sinuous texture of words, by their music and subtlety, I journey into the realms of the imaginary. This boundless sea is my home.
The more – evermore…
Cryptic. I rather like it 😉
Oh my God!
You quoted one of my favorite lines from ‘Romeo and Juliet’!
I have watched the Zeffirelli version with Olivia Hussy, too many times!
“Seduced by the sinuous texture of words, by their music and subtlety, I journey into the realms of the imaginary. This boundless sea is my home.”
This is fabulous!
“Sorry Olivia Hussey” for mangling your last name….
A pleasure and I am particularly pleased to have prompted happy memories of your times spent in the bard’s company. I love Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare magic – how could anyone resist? I am yet to see the latest adaptation. I’ve read some mixed reviews, but will make time for it nonetheless.
Thank you, Lance.
Can relate to this much, good stuff Vic
Thank you, Arran. I am certain that no writer can be a stranger to this feeling. We are in good company.
Oh, I know this love so well, Vic: I caught my muse’s beautiful eye at the age of eight and have been head-over-heels ever since. xxx
How wonderful, Ali: a life-long adventure. May she be with you always.
Very nicely put, Vic – but as a lover writing can be a cruel mistress!
A cruel mistress… I wonder. Perhaps you are right and I’m certain that volumes could be written on the subject, but if you are able to give me a hint, please do. I could guess at a few reasons, but would be curious to know yours.
This is so delicious Ma’am Vic – so so delicious…and true my dear ~
Thank you, Belinda and very glad it is to your taste 🙂
This is beautiful, Vic. A wondrous melody of words being in love with words… =)
It is a beautiful journey to embark on. Thank you, Maia.
Beautifully written post – and I love the quote. One of my all time faves.
Oh, I agree. It is a little treasure of a quote, isn’t it? One would struggle to find its rival. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you.
Yep, I know how you feel. Fantastic post, Vic. Love.
Thank you, Erik. I remember reading a rather wonderful love scene on your blog with an unexpected twist at the end. It may well have been lurking somewhere in my subconscious when I wrote this post, although I have to admit that it was your comment that reminded me of it. Lovely to hear from you.
For the life of me I can’t figure out what scene that might be: there were so many over the last year. Yep, the cave of the subconscious hides many things that pop out into the writer’s mind. It’s nice to hear from you too, Vic. You have been here since the beginning of this blog, and I have to smile when I see your icon. Keep up the great writing.
It is the one about the typewriter, Erik 🙂 Unless of course you have more than one in which case I would struggle to narrow it down further. Always lovely to hear from you. Smiles all around.
Ah, yes, I remember now. I’ll have to hunt it down and take a look at it. I’m smiling right along with you 🙂
It’s an inspired piece and certainly worth a re-visit 🙂
“This boundless sea is my home.” very profound lines….home is where the heart is at rest…once you have found that, it is impossible to let go
A heart at rest… Mine feels like it is still aflutter, but you may well be right.