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04 March 2009 @ 06:26 pm
Le Plaisir: La Model  

-But why did he marry that poor woman?
-The same reason anyone marries: stupidity.
-There's no "still" about it. A fool does foolish things. The girl risked all for all. I say "risked" but what do I know? What can one ever say for certain about women? They lie without knowing or intending or understanding. Yet there's a sincerity to their emotions and sudden reactions that puts our reason to rout and turns our plans upside down.

Her name was Josephine. It wasn't her fault.
He fell in love with her and imagined that he loved her with all his soul. It's an unusual phenomenon. When a man falls in love with a woman, he sincerely believes he can never live without her. Anyway, he thought he loved her.
Three months later, he was desperately fighting the invisible bonds with which habit entwines our lives.

In the version I rented, the closing line is translated as, "there is no joy in happiness." Which I find more appealing.