Katie van Schaijik

Thanks for such kind and encouraging feedback, Teresa!

Like you, lust is not among my besetting sins.  (Knock on wood.)  But until I met Jules, I was wretchedly prone to vain and empty crushes and hopeless infatuations.

Thankfully, I was rather awkward and unpopular in high school,  which (I'm sure) spared me a lot of trouble.

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Samantha

 

Katie van Schaijik, Feb. 17 at 10:47pm

 But until I met Jules, I was wretchedly prone to vain and empty crushes and hopeless infatuations.

Thankfully, I was rather awkward and unpopular in high school,  which (I'm sure) spared me a lot of trouble.

 What a great comment.

I am of the same vine... lots of fleeting crushes, but not too much trouble!

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Rhett Segall

Katie:

You reference  Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina and Kierkergaard as examples of choosing the good of the beloved over union with the beloved in case of a choice.I'd think another example is in the film version of "Doctor Zhivago".

Yuri and Lara have been working together intimitely for several months in the medical core in Russia during WWI. They have fallen in love and towards the end of the war Yuri moves towards full intimacy but Lara stops him and says

"Yuri, you have never had to lie to Tonya about me. I don't want you to lie to her about me." She then pulls back from him.

As we know, both Yuri and Lara will fail in this area. But at that moment Lara was a sterling example of willing the good of the beloved!

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