Posted by floatingbridge on May 21, 2011, at 14:30:30
In reply to Re: wild things, posted by sigismund on May 21, 2011, at 13:34:18
> What does 'romantic' mean anyway?
I don't really know. Usually romanticism is associated with subjectivity, emotion, sensation. Scientific reason and theories of objectivity are placed in opposition. I'm regurgitating my lit school stuff.
Given that definition, I would be more of a romantic because of my belief that objectivity remains an ideal never quite achieved, though I think should be strived for, and because of my native tendency toward emotion-based thought.
But I am *not* romantic (!) in any contemporary pop sense.
Dinah, what is romance to you? Since you haven't an ounce ;-)
Perhaps sigi, you are a lapsed romantic? One who feels the impulse to follow beauty and sighs with nostalgia yet relief for not being ultimately swayed. That's sense?
I have never read "Sense and Sensibility". Maybe the title suggests this tension, but don't know....
> I once visited a friend in the loony bin. This young man there came up to me and said 'You know I am God, don't you?'
> I wasn't sure he wasn't. One of those strikingly beautiful young people.
> How was I to know?
> In another mood I might have dropped everything and followed him.
> That's what I should have said (I didn't say anything. I was much too impressed.).....'Why have you not asked me to follow you?'
> Is that romantic?
* and whoever gazes at the stars will never again be quite alone...
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