“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned” (Songs 8:7).
My earliest memory of romantic love was from the movie “Endless Love”. That was the definitive romantic story for me. Not even “Romeo and Juliet” came close. It would be many years before I learnt that it was actually considered a “blue film”, and not at all appropriate for impressionable children.
However, besides the lust and sex that seemed to define the movie, it was the heated emotions that burned between the lovers, despite the opposition from their families, that stayed with me. I wanted that kind of reckless love; a mad love, ungoverned by reason and driven entirely by passion. Even when I became a Believer, I always held out hope to have such a fiery romance. And not just romance, marriage…
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