Scatology: Relational Bullshit Under the Microscope: 4/5
“Love is Sentimental, Love is Romantic, Love is Sweet.” There is a kind of love that loves the idea of love: romantic, idyllic, sappy, needy – when the beloved object is attractive in a variety of ways. It’s the shallowest kind – and while it can lead to the deeper kind, sometimes we get stuck in the lightness of this sweetness. Think of Louis in Angels in America, leaving Prior to suffer through AIDS, wondering if he is capable of love. (He is not.) Agapé is hard-core. It’s decisional. It calls on all your deepest resources. Love is patient, love is kind, love is hard.