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Entwife

@KM I'm glad to hear someone else acknowledge that Platonic love is not asexual. It is often, in fact, strongly sexual, but sublimated, as you write. Could even be openly acknowledged but not acted in the physical. Asexual love is a friendship, not Platonic. Is that a candle in your hand, @KM?

Funk.

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Two people.

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Only in modern usage has 'Platonic (Divine Eros) Love' become asexual or the complete opposite of 'Romantic Love'. It is rather pitiful loss. It is far richer and nourishing to embrace the elevation that platonic is truly revealing, to acknowledge that the sexual drives are sublimated, and thus the beautiful, the lovely of the other person inspires the mind and soul of the other.

"Ours is a platonic..." , “I think that Lisbon is in love with Patrick Jane. But I think she doesn’t see it as a romantic love. It’s more likely a platonic love." So the sexual desires are there, but they are sublimated and they serve to inspire the mind and souls of the other. They make each other better. To broken people might need this, and the demise of a serial killer, to feel free to un-sublimate their desires and to have it all, mind, soul, and body.

Entwife

urk. after listening to Robin's interview today, I'm having terrible Jisbon hunger. I mean for real Jisbon, not fan fic Jisbon. funk.

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Patrick Jane is 45 yrs. old. I learn that from the finale. Barlow said he last saw Jane when he was 15 and Jane said he had not seen Barlow for 30 years. 15+30 is ? Et voila!

Entwife

Robin is at the television festival in Monte Carlo and there is a flurry of new photographs and a few quotes from her on the internet. Most you have to run through Bing translator. Fun.

Entwife

Thanks @KM My favorite part is how undone and kittenish Patrick is afterwards. And Lisbon sends for tea. It delights me, even if I did write it myself, and actually that's probably why I did :) That part of Lisbon's life is almost completely untouched in TM, makes it pretty easy to romp around. And these are not youngsters, as I said to a reviewer and friend here :) Patrick is in his early 40's and grew up on the carnival circuit. Teresa a little younger and a law enforcement officer for over a decade, maybe 13 years or so, more? She's seen and heard everything. These are not naive people. Big le sigh :) (love that, KM)

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I'm not surprised you got that request, Entwife. Tis another form of massage, that often follows your scene. I hear it's great from afficionados, but have no personal experience. (And, not too sure of the use of hand lotion though, odds are it would burn as it is very thin skin there.) But, kudos on pushing the envelope with your writing. Sorry for the howlers, too. Sex is such a beautiful, messy, expressive need for most of us, and yet it easily tweaks us. We forget that every time we look at another, that there was sex involved in our creation. Le sigh.

Entwife

Hi @bonaduz. Yeah I think I carried that one about as far as I want to go. Must be the summer heat. I was surprised to get a request to write further and include a practice I had to look up! Nuh-uh, ain't going there. Someone else can write that. I've stretched the Patrick and Teresa envelope far enough lol. I'm surprised I only got two howlers. I didn't include them in the reviews because they had cussing in them :) Those were on chapter 7. This chapter only got one easy "don't like that." Go figure. Well, it's almost over. Last bits tomorrow, two chapters, one long and then a short ending.

Five weeks. It feels like five years. And how many more to go until the new season? Ugh. Something like maybe 14 more weeks?!? I'm going to need some new material and inspiration!

Entwife

Next best thing, C Hill at review brain looked at her copy which she can digitally enhance and she talked to me about it there, very good to get confirmation on these things. She has an interesting further take on the scene, too.




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