Posted by Victoria S Dennis on September 14, 2007
In Reply to: Re: I love you... posted by ESC on September 13, 2007
: : What is the meaning of the saying - I love you in my own way?
: It's hard to say. Maybe: I love you but it is going to take a different form than generally accepted "ways" that two people love each other. Like dating, serious courtship, engagement, marriage, children, growing old together. Being sexually exclusive. Going to the movies and eating popcorn. Taking care of each other. Exchanging Christmas (or holiday of your choice) presents. If someone said that to me, I would be asking a lot of questions.
It sounds like a weaselly excuse to me, much like Ernest Dowson's poem with the refrain "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion", in which he asserts that although he has abandoned Cynara and had affairs with many other women he has never actually forgotten her, and thus has been "faithful to her in his fashion". Huh! (VSD)