Phrembah (a potato-like mystery) (phrembah) wrote,
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

Passion, as intense desire and irresistable attraction, is actually more corrosive than binding.

It's not passion but trust, knowing that the other is on your side and can be unquestionably relied upon.  It's knowledge in common, knowing that the other knows what you know and agrees to the truth of it.  It's sharing a world view to the point that there is nothing to argue about.  It's knowing that you can act on the other's behalf with impunity and full authority, confident that they would do exactly as you do were your positions reversed.  It's knowing that if the other went away for half a lifetime, when they returned nothing would be any different than it ever was; nothing would be lost.  It's not that outsiders couldn't share the view that you share, they could, but they won't; they're far too deeply engrossed in far too many other things, which is just as well.  It keeps them comfortably distant.
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