>’Love is just a four letter word’

>It’s that rather over-commercialized St. Valentine’s day here. Now I’ll be first to admit I am the guy who still tries to give his wife a flower and romantic dinner and card, not so much because I am victim of advertising, but because I like an opportunity to spoil her, and she still has to cope with me in the other 364 non-Valentine days. And trust me, that’s no holiday… anyway, I’m neck deep in this book, which, duh, has a romance in a Fantasy. So I thought… love seems to be the used as a metaphor (surely it’s mostly a met-a-two?) and we could have a metaphor challenge here. Someone sent me 99 of these…

“No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can
do with only a single thread.”
(Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621)

Your turn 🙂

6 thoughts on “>’Love is just a four letter word’

  1. >"The rose," he announced. "Lovliest and most formidible of flowers. Arms of York and Lancaster. In medieval times, symbol of Jesus. Always, it has meant, beauty, love peace . . ."He presented the bud to Martha Macnamera. It lay resting on his long fingers until she scooped it up. She sniffed it, and held it up to the light."Symbol? What is a symbol? This is a rose." She smiled and walked on.(R.A.MacAvoy, Tea with the Black Dragon)OK, so it wasn't a proper metaphore for love, but as an example of a romance entwined with a fantasy, or is it a fantasy element added to a romance, that is almost a mystery?Whatever, it would have been flat without Oolong being totally gobsmacked by Martha.

  2. >Chocolate, of course :)And a husband who smiles and says "I have everything I want" when you ask him what he wants for his birthday or Christmas.

  3. >Well, we've had coffe and chocolate. All that's left now is beer. There's a great article about an Aussie microbrewery that's producing beer especially for the space tourism market, online today.They're conducting zero-G tests in the US next month.If that ain't love, I don't know what is.

  4. >Chris, the results of those zero-G tests are something I want to see. One of my early efforts included a scene where security robots on a satellite were put out of commission by the spray of a (very illegal!) carbonated beverage in zero-G.When the carbonation exceeds the surface tension . . .

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