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November 16th, 2010

sketching out understandings of human actions in dysfunctional relationships @ 06:08 pm

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Date:November 17th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)

and, now, from D.H. Lawerence

the closing scene from "Women In Love"

"`Did you need Gerald?' she asked one evening.

`Yes,' he said.

`Aren't I enough for you?' she asked.

`No,' he said. `You are enough for me, as far as a woman is concerned. You are all women to me. But I wanted a man friend, as eternal as you and I are eternal.'

`Why aren't I enough?' she said. `You are enough for me. I don't want anybody else but you. Why isn't it the same with you?'

`Having you, I can live all my life without anybody else, any other sheer intimacy. But to make it complete, really happy, I wanted eternal union with a man too: another kind of love,' he said.

`I don't believe it,' she said. `It's an obstinacy, a theory, a perversity.'

`Well --' he said.

`You can't have two kinds of love. Why should you!'

It seems as if I can't,' he said. `Yet I wanted it.'

`You can't have it, because it's false, impossible,' she said.

`I don't believe that,' he answered."
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Date:November 25th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)

Re: and, now, from D.H. Lawerence

hey Frank, thanks for this
i've never actually read the book
(though i read others by him)
this was great to read when i first saw your comment
thank you.

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Date:November 25th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)

Re: and, now, from D.H. Lawerence

I was actually looking for the scene with Birkin in the flea market. Couldn't find it. The closing scene is better, probably.

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