“Unrequited love, at that period of my life, the only kind I seemed capable of feeling. This caused me much pain, but in retrospect I had to see the advantages. It provided all the emotional jolts of the other kind without any of the risks, it did not interfere with my life, which, although meager, was mine and predictable, and it involved no decisions. In the world of stark physical reality it might call for the removal of my ill-fitting garments (in the dark or the bathroom, if possible: no woman wants a man to see her safety pins), but it left undisturbed metaphysical counterparts. My Plutonic vision of myself resembled an Egyptian mummy, a mysteriously wrapped object that might or might not fall into dust if uncovered. But unrequited love demanded no stripteases.”
* The advantages of unrequited love or even just fantasy crushes
* Great Stripteases/undressings of your past
* Margaret Atwood (she is a Gemini Rising Scorpio with Moon-Mars in Aquarius and often casts charts for her characters to aid in their creation and development) using the word “Plutonic” is kind of cool, yes?
* Is this evocative or what?