Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Beauty and the Beast

"Love can turn a man into a beast, but love can also make an ugly man handsome."

—the newly-transformed former-beast, to Belle, in Cocteau's 1946 Beauty and the Beast which is on DVD and has WONDERFUL extra features (in addition to being pretty impressive for a 60-year-old movie)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


"Amortentia doesn't really create love, of course, it is impossible to manufacture or imitate love. No, this will simply cause a powerful infatuation or obsession. It is probably the most dangerous and powerful potion in this room—oh yes," he said, nodding gravely at Malfoy and Nott, both of whom were smirking skeptically. "When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love."

—Professor Slughorn,
in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Friday, July 08, 2005

"always in honeymoon phase" ?? Not.

"Tom and I will always be in our honeymoon phase," Holmes says in W, on newsstands July 22. In the interview, a theme emerges with many similar comments, including "Tom is the most incredible man in the world."

That biochemical rush is SO STRONG in her (plus there's an overlay of attention and the charge of the focus of Tom Cruise and all HIS attention, direct and indirect) that it feels like it will never end.

It ends. But before it ends, lots of people promise "forever."

Education will hardly help, because people who aren't in love don't feel they need to know, and people who are drenched in the love-chemicals cannot be reasoned with nor dissuaded or distracted.