Monday, 11 March 2013

Does it exist?



He accompanied her up the hill, explaining to her the details of his forthcoming tenure of the other farm. They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.

 Theirs was that substantial affection which arises (if any arises at all) when the two who are thrown together begin first by knowing the rougher sides of each other's character, and not the best till further on, the romance growing up in the interstices of a mass of hard prosaic reality. This good-fellowship -- camaraderie -- usually occurring through similarity of pursuits, is unfortunately seldom superadded to love between the sexes, because men and women associate, not in their labours, but in their pleasures merely. 

Where, however, happy circumstance permits its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death -- that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, beside which the passion usually called by the name is evanescent as steam.







- Thomas Hardy (Far From The Madding Crowd) 




2 comments:

  1. What do you mean by this post? Do you desire the "purity" of friendship, the camaraderie between two friends of different sexes?

    I think it does exist.. If one of them truly loves the other, then the desire for pure friendship should be respected... But sometimes, one who desires the pure friendship must make it clear to the other...

    Did you post it because you've already experienced such a situation with a male friend?

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