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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Form Letter For Hopeless Romantics

As a leftier than thou, I present the following form letter as a gift which may be used without attribution.

Dearest ______,

In From Here to Eternity, Montgomery Clift's character Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt put it this way:
Nobody ever lies about being lonely.
Most people do not have that problem. They know how to play the game. One such schtick calls for playing hard to get. Translated that means be a macho f*ck, and the women will flock to you.

Of course such a route primarily leads to infidelity, divorce, and soulless existence. But you'll get laid very often by quite a number of people. Or you'll be stuck with someone who you still don't truly know despite having known them for many years or even decades.

According to the Bhagavad Gita, we have entered the Iron Age. We're talking darkness. Perhaps the greatest sociologist, Max Weber, described modernity as akin to living in an iron cage.

Pink Floyd spoke of The Wall. Idealists wonder why it had to be built so high. There's an eccentric, perhaps even cranky historic troll named donkeytale who speaks of fake left and right. He may have stolen that schtick from myself. He may actually be one of my 278 sock puppets. But I digress.

The world was not always like this. Things were fairly darn groovy well into the 70's. Even the 80's were still kind of hep.

Unfortunately the Reagan counter-revolution was successful, leading to Clinton triangulation. Democrats became Republicans. Republicans became wingnuts. Sensitivity became weakness. Love became an endangered species. Now I'm just rambling. Let's get to the point.

Yay, somehow hopeless romantic doesn't mean I'm actually hopeless or a stalker.

I do find it difficult to understand why you don't love me back. It's not like we just met. It's not like we haven't spent a lot of time together.

Dating a hopelessly romantic person when you are not hopelessly romantic

"Remember the essence of romance is doing something that you would not normally do, simply because you care. You may never buy a bunch of flowers for yourself, and that's exactly what makes it special. The recipient knows you did it just to show you care, and for no other reason."

You might be a hopeless romantic too, but since becoming jaded you buried that emotion. Or maybe you're not a hopeless romantic.

Perhaps the phrase is meaningless as in most people suck, while so-called hopeless romantics basically comprise most of the few people who truly care about humanity.

I'm not really finding good links on this topic. I'm just finding a lot of schlock similar to this mailed-in blog entry in the form of a form letter.

One link is so cruel towards my people. We are clingy freaks. Desperate. In love with being in love. Self-centered. Inconsiderate. Arrogant. Immature. Naive. Creepy. Obssessive. Insecure. Don't write complete sentences.

Does Anyone Actually Like Hopeless Romantics?

Don't listen to them. I love you. Love is real. Real is love.

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Give me a call. We'll do sushi.

Take care Sweetie,


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