Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Limerence

I have always been trying to put that particular emotion which is so characteristic of some of the Latin American music. A pretty new word for an emotion which is probably older than sin itself.

Limerence. How ironic, such delicate yet powerful emotion, almost bordering on the state of obsession. Check the more scientific meaning by wiki-ing it.

Here're some statements in the article which describes the word.

Limerence has certain basic components:

-intrusive thinking about the limerent object
-acute longing for reciprocation
-some fleeting and transient relief from unrequited limerence
-through vivid imagining of action by the limerent object that means reciprocation
-fear of rejection and unsettling shyness in the limerent object's presence
intensification through adversity
-acute sensitivity to any act, thought, or condition that can be interpreted favorably, and an extraordinary ability to devise or invent "reasonable" explanations for why neutral actions are a sign of hidden passion in the limerent object
-an aching in the chest when uncertainty is strong
-buoyancy (a feeling of walking on air) when reciprocation seems evident
-a general intensity of feeling that leaves other concerns in the background
-a remarkable ability to emphasize what is truly admirable in the limerent object and to avoid dwelling on the negative or render it into another positive attribute.


Now, that's a new word learnt and some food for thought...

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Lane Savant said...

The mysterious "Comment deleted" is so sexy. What is it that is not fit for me to read?

solitudex said...

A cloud of mystery surrounding such an action on my part would be better than irritation sparked off by comments written for a most unhealthy commercial purpose.

Be assured that such comments are deleted out of the best of intentions for my most beloved readers. Do not be mistaken that comments of a challenging or critical nature are deleted. I most definitely welcome them. =)