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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Romance


Romance feeds on obstacles, short excitations and partings; marriage, on the contrary, is made up of wont (habituation), daily propinquity (nearness), growing accustomed to one another. Romance calls for "the faraway love" of the troubadours; marriage, for love of "one's neighbour." Where, then, a couple have married in obedience to a romance, it is natural that the first time a conflict of temperament or of taste becomes manifest the parties should ask themselves: "Why did I marry?" And it is no less natural that, obsessed by the universal propaganda (propagation) in favour of romance, each should seize the first occasion to fall in love with somebody else.


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