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The love-struck suitor visits His Love and polishes
her harp (not a metaphor).

I told somebody the other day that I think my thing with Valentina
Lisitsa is like a schoolboy crush.

But last night I was thinking that given my age that it is more like the
stories of courtly love of old. She is my Queen and I am either her
troubadour or her humpback jester — haven't decided which.

STAGES OF COURTLY LOVE

(from Barbara Tuchman.)

  • Attraction to the lady, usually via eyes/glance.
  • Worship of the lady from afar.
  • Declaration of passionate devotion.
  • Virtuous rejection by the lady.
  • Renewed wooing with oaths of virtue and eternal fealty.
  • Moans of approaching death from unsatisfied desire.
  • Heroic deeds of valor which win the lady's heart.
  • Consummation of the secret love.
  • Endless adventures and subterfuges avoiding detection.

Well I don't know. I don't think all of that adds up to what is going on.

So I think I'll have to stick with school boy crush.

STAGES OF THE SCHOOLBOY CRUSH

  • Passing of notes to the object of the crush.
  • Riding by her house on a bicycle.

…Oh to hell with it.

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