Search results for tag: Let Me Count the Ways

Don Juan, Cue the Music: Let Me Count the Ways – Part Six

Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, there is no escape. We all just have to make the most of it. Whether you’re in love, that state of blissful self-delusion, or in a long term relationship, that state of blunt, monotonous reality, you will have to do something for your partner. Those in the violent throes of new love will leap at the chance to express their irrepressible longing &#... Read more

by | February 12, 2010

Story of O : If We Pull Back The Curtains, What Do We See? : Let Me Count the Ways – Part Five

(RATED PG – Parental Guidance Recommended.) Valentine’s Day in the Suburbs – Private Love Walking suburban streets alone at night can be unnerving. Not just because they can be dark, not just because they are often deserted, but because we come indecently close to the private world of our neighbours. It can be quite disturbing. In the absence of visible and audible signs of li... Read more

by | February 11, 2010

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Love is All Around: Let Me Count the Ways – Part Four

There is a moment in the film Love Actually when the old rocker, Billy Mack, played by Bill Nighy, realises that the greatest love of his life is his manager, Joe. And he tells him so. This is a surprising admission, it surprises Joe, but it is also a wonderfully perceptive admission, because Billy Mack, peering through a cloud of silly prejudice and customary social expectations, has discovere... Read more

by | February 8, 2010

Still Coming Soon – Let Me Count the Ways – Part Four

On Valentine’s Day we can celebrate love, but there will always those who use the day to remember those they once loved but now revile. When I Loved You When I loved you, I can’t but allow I had many an exquisite minute; But the scorn that I feel for you now Hath even more luxury in it! Thus, whether we’re on or we’re off, Some witchery seems to await you; To love you is... Read more

by | February 5, 2010

Coming soon – Let Me Count the Ways – Part Four

‘Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated. Perhaps the love is occasionally on the man’s side; perhaps on the lady’s. Perhaps some infatuated swain has ere this mistaken insensibility for modesty, dulness for maiden reserve, mere vacuity for sweet bashfulness, and a goose, in a word, ... Read more

by | February 3, 2010

Romeo and Juliet – Kiss By the Book: Let Me Count the Ways – Part Three.

I am no Romeo. I haven’t the courage to live by my heart’s direction, I haven’t the self-confidence to assume my love will be accepted, that I will be desired in return… Each of my actions is measured. I live by committee, a committee dominated by the anti-me league. I express a desire and they debate it. By the time an agreement is reached, the object of my desire has e... Read more

by | February 2, 2010

George Meredith – And When Love Dies? Stay tuned for – Let Me Count the Ways – Part Three

MODERN LOVE by George Meredith I By this he knew she wept with waking eyes: That, at his hand’s light quiver by her head, The strange low sobs that shook their common bed Were called into her with a sharp surprise, And strangled mute, like little gaping snakes, Dreadfully venomous to him.  She lay Stone-still, and the long darkness flowed away With muffled pulses.  Then, as midnight makes... Read more

by | February 1, 2010

Love in the Time of Cholera – Love for Singles: Let Me Count the Ways – Part Two

Singles! The darkest day in the calender is nearly upon you. Valentine’s Day! The day when you are forced to look into the dusty heart of your singledom, the day when that brave smile will not come, when all your claims of happiness are exposed as lies, the day when Valentine cards from well meaning friends serve only to remind you of your large bottom or your wonky eye or your hideous fa... Read more

by | January 30, 2010

Cyrano de Bergerac : How do I love thee? Let me count the ways – Part One

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching… What to do, what to say? Love is so complex! In this age of Twitter, texting and ‘time poverty’ our capacity to communicate complicated feelings is in dangerous decline. Sure, we can speak in short imbecilic bursts –  we can rant, we can reiterate, repeat and Retweet – but can we elucidate, extrapolate or explain? In this, the shallow... Read more

by | January 28, 2010