Friday, July 18, 2008

What About Some Old Fashioned Love? Is It Dead?

Anita George, an online friend, is vastly talented, is a poet and writer, is a divorced mother, and is coping with the vicissitudes of life. She is of mixed Sri Lankan-Indian-Chinese parentage and lives in Malaysia. In one of her posts on her blog, she records the passing away of “old-fashioned” love and according to this article points out how modern men and women in Malaysia (yes, women, too!) are buying love from paid escorts to avoid the rigours of commitment. It seems they like it that way because there's no emotional investment required, and no messy split ups.

Damn! And one thought love is eternal, undying, endless (remember the song and movie “Endless Love” in which Tom Cruise had a walk on part?). A colleague, just out from college, has several female friends and his talk with them, hardly out of earshot, makes me wonder if all the talk of love is just hogwash and hokum. He is so matter of fact when he plans his evening out with his girlfriend. I think love between man and woman is all but non-existent. What is is adjustment, compromise, arrangement, etc.

I don’t know how far this is true in
India. Would someone care to educate poor ignorant me?

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