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  1. Kia
    April 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    What an interesting and thought provoking blog, Will.

    I don’t know how to answer your question. I almost think that I would have to drill deeper into the phrasing Stasi uses in Captivating to properly decide that for me. I don’t know that any two women (and that should probably say “people”) will answer this in the same way. That is to say, I don’t know that we would be speaking about the same things even if we are using the same words. As you differentiate between “beauty” and an “innocent” for men, I would differentiate “play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure” from “being part of a great adventure”. The former, to me, indicates a passive role in someone else’s story, while the latter indicates active participation having a story of ones own. Maybe it’s just me, but I like being part of the adventure, not cheering on someone else who’s having one.

    Further I would interpret “unveil beauty” as finding the truth. But that delves into much more that comments should contain, in my opinion.

    Again, wonderful blog and what a terrific addition to our on-going conversation on this blog site.

    Well done!!

  2. Angela Kubinec
    Angela Kubinec
    May 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I thought for some time about your trinity of fundamental characteristics, and also reflected on Kia’s statement “I don’t know that we would be speaking about the same things even if we are using the same words.”

    So, what I am about to say may mean exactly what the two of you have already expressed. I don’t know.

    “Be romanced”, yes.

    I would adjust the second idea to “play an irreplaceable role in someone’s life” as some of us are quite introverted and a great adventure sounds dreadful. Of course, we can say that life itself is a great adventure, I suppose – so no real change there.

    With respect to beauty, I think we all want to discover our own unique form of it, as some of us may not be inclined to be deeply philosophical about truth or beauty or anything else.

    I have a dear friend who can always tell when I am not giving him the whole story about something. His response is always, “You lie like a girl.” A lot of what makes people tick is simple self-interest.

    Glad to read your very thoughtful piece and grateful for a chance to participate.

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