Monday, May 21, 2007

"What is Love?" according to The Painted Veil

(post contains spoilers about the movie The Painted Veil, although often vague or abstract)

According to The Painted Veil...
  • Love comes quickly to some and slowly to others.
  • Love can not be bought with possessions or opportunities.
  • Sex does not create love.
  • Sexual infidelity destroys love.
  • Misplaced sex confuses love.
  • Sex is not love, but is a natural expression of romantic love.
  • Love can never successfully be a biproduct of selfishness.
  • Love must be mutual to succeed.
  • The views of others effect how we view the ones we love.
  • Love can forgive.
  • Love often comes out of necessity.
  • Love comes from appreciation of each others differences rather than tolerance of each others differences.
  • Love changes people.
  • The desire for love can change people.
  • Loving others is more attractive than loving ourselves.
  • Love is dynamic, not static.
  • Love is worth fighting for.
  • Love is commitment.

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Ron said...

Interesting...I can't wait to see this one!

Will said...

Well said, RC!
It really is a I Cor 13 kind of film.

Anna said...

I really have been wanting to see this....

Lorna said...

quite an inclusive list....I've been wanting to see "The Painted Veil". It's at our local repertory theatre and never at a time when I can get away....

Kimberly Ann said...

I had my doubts before we watched this movie, but it was really a fantastic film that captured my attention from the beginning. And as you described, it really explores, in depth, the subject of love.

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Neo said...

Nice post...liked the quotes..