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I am wondering when the men in white coats are going to show up at my door to escort me to Holly Hill Hotel for an extended stay.

So, I have met a new man online (I usually eschew such advances as they are usually from creepy Turkish men, octogenarians or young, stupid and obscene 20-somethings).

But, I have met a man - yes - a 20 year old - who isn't cheezy or sleazy, but actually asked me what Byron I've read, and we got into a literary conversation of merit. He loves Bryon, Yeats, Keats, Poe, has read "The Picture of Dorian Gray", loves classical music and the Pre-Raphaelites, draws and is en amour with court love, the Medieval period, and the concept of nobility.

Like me, he feels as if he belongs to a (former) time.

The only things I don't like are his neo-paganism (dualism/gnosticism) and his pro-Palestinian stance.

He's from Chile and quite the idealist.

He knows just enough written English, and I just enough written Spanish, that we have managed to communicate with each other. I have endeavored to keep my sentence structure simple and my words basic while not diminishing the content or message of the conversation, so if I start sounding like "See Spot. See Spot run", you know why. (-;

It's difficult to pare down when you write at a higher level.

He is the only other person I know of who is such a literary nerd that he has dressed up and had a picture taken of himself as his literary hero. While I have my "Oscar Wilde" photograph, he has his Byron.

We are such DORKS!

Updated 10-17-2008 at 03:35 PM by Countess



  1. Virgil's Avatar
    Well, that's good news. Best of luck.
  2. mtpspur's Avatar
    It's nice to make friends with common interests online now and then. I'm finding it awkward to admit I feel closer to sdome members here at Litnet then I do to people I live near here in Ohio. Enjoy your time with him. Not sure what neo-paganism is though. By yhe by the long suffering one is goig to try to help with the profile decorations. Time will tell.
  3. andave_ya's Avatar
    He's seriously handsome!! Goodness, I think Ienvy you. Not only tall dark and handsome but a literary type to boot! I can only dream of a man like that, and only when I have a hefty intellect to offer!
  4. Anza's Avatar
    Ooh, dashing young rogue, isn't he?
    I love how you guys manage to put together a conversation in two different languages-- proves that good literature supercedes language.
  5. motherhubbard's Avatar
    Is that what 20 looks like in Chile? Not bad!

    Did you know that my mother was reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray" when she met my dad, and that is also what I was reading when I met my husband.
  6. Countess's Avatar
    Rich - let me know when you've got it all done up! Andave, you will meet yours, although you may be 38 and find him online living in Zimbabwe or something. (-: Anza - yes, literature, like music, can bring the world together. Isn't that beautiful? MH - that is wicked cool. Wow! Very eerie. I wonder if your daughter /son will carry on the tradition?
  7. Anza's Avatar
    Woah, Motherhubbard!!!!