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Why I like twilight

For those of you in shock, I read the entire series a couple years ago and have already confessed this secret sin of mine.

One primary reason for my fascination has a lot to do with my previous post on denying the essence of who you are for those whom you love.

An underlying storyline in the Twilight series is of Edward the vampire who is more than willing to give up his immortality (that many of us seek, especially the religious) for love. In turn there is Bella who would willing give up her very humanity to live a cursed and monstrous life to be with Edward.

When you’re in love everything changes. Paradigms are broken. Foundations, physics, rules, and logic burst at the seams. There are no limits and bounds to love… is there?

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  • Shu February 10, 2011, 2:52 pm

    I really REALLY like the last two words… is there?

    GREAT provocative statement Lon 😉

    • Lon February 11, 2011, 9:17 am

      Thanks Shu – so, is there for you?

      I’ve been thinking about how couples always say regardless of achievements and who someone might become they will always love one another for who they are… which is great. until you encounter stories of dementia and Alzheimer’s where in honesty people become a shell of who they once were. Who they are really is no longer there. Or to take it further someone who commits some of the most horrendously inhumane acts you can imagine…. and for many that’s a limit to love, because you can say well that’s not who I fundamentally fell in love with… and so in a sense there’s a limit to love…

      of course this opens a whole new discussion on God loving the shell of humanity as it is… and as it descends…

  • deanna February 11, 2011, 3:57 pm

    I love this series as well, for the same reasons and even more. Such exploratory themes on the soul…

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