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Uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse
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Monday, 21 July 2008

Love at First Sight


It’s been highly amusing reading the press reporting of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood’s extra-marital indiscretion. Not because I approve of him or anyone cheating on their partner but because of the sheer hypocrisy of it all. My God! Mon Dieu!! The man’s sixty-one and the girl’s only nineteen or twenty… he’s old enough to be her Grandfather… he should know better! Oh, the outrage. Every day the “Daily Mail” has gone over the same facts, and I expect it’s the same in all the tabloids… how much they’ve been drinking (and we’re not talking pots of tea here!), speculating over whether or not they’ve had sex, how Ron has painted Ekaterina Ivanova nude and, finally, how he’s fobbed her off with just nine-hundred quid on their return from Ireland to London! Lord knows how the reporters are privy to such detail. Was one of them there, actually counting out the notes for the stoned Stone? Sounds like a good few days “work”, to me, for this nubile waitress-cum-hostess! Home carers are paid just £50.55 for a thirty-five hour week!! Truth is, journalists are feeding gossip to a gullible public, both parties hungry for tittle-tattle, hacks preying on their readers’ conservatism regarding age-gap relationships. Given half the chance, they’d all be right in there with the Wood! I feel sorry for his, presumably, loyal wife, Jo. But, why is he married, in the first place, if he wants to live the footloose-and-fancy-free lifestyle?

It’s reported Ekaterina says she loves Ronnie. I wonder what she means by that? Does Ronnie love the woman he’s been married to for the past twenty-three years? And, what does he mean by love? Does Jo love Ronnie and, if she does, is she a saint? What does anyone mean when they say they love someone? Everybody has a different notion of what love is. Personally, I don’t believe in romantic love. For me, it’s a bit like religion… a crutch for the weak-minded. If you believe in God, you might just as well believe in Dracula! It all makes for terrific mythical storytelling but none of it is real. You can care about someone, care for someone, but then maybe you can care for more than one person. Most people do, in different ways. If you do believe in love, when does lust become love or vice versa? Where, exactly, is the line that you can tell one from the other? Or, is it all just instinct? By now, you’re all probably thinking, “I bet this guy’s personal relationships are terrific”!!! I’m simply stating what I see as the truth. “But, what is truth? Is truth a changing law? We both have truths. Are mine the same as yours?”, asks Pilate of Jesus, at the Messiah’s trial, in “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Tim Rice poses excellent metaphysical questions in the lyrics of this entertainment. We all, undoubtedly, have different perceptions of truth. Ronnie met a pretty young thing and took advantage. Katia met a haggard-looking but loaded rocker and, also, took advantage. Now, they have to deal with the society-imposed fallout, the consequences…

4 comments:

Steve said...

They're both adults and presumably got what they wanted from each other. The only harm done is against Wood's wife... but after years of marriage what's the betting she knows Wood better than anybody and isn't that surprised? Not that I'm undermining the sense of hurt and betrayal she must feel.

"She knows Wood better than anybody..." ha ha - now that's something for any woman's CV!

As for love - speaking on my 3rd wedding anniversary - love is caring, lust, bonding, trust and a hundred and one other things rolled into one. The important thing is that the feeling is constant. That's love to me.

TimeWarden said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, Steve, and I wish you many more.

I see you put caring first, too! If caring is the primary factor in love then I guess I must believe in it, after all. But, I would choose to call it by any other name, in the same way that if God is nature then I must believe in a deity, as well!!

EmmaK said...

I hope Jo doesn't take him back. He has made a total fool out of her.

TimeWarden said...

She probably will though, Emma, assuming he even wants to go back. He's possibly made quite a fool out of himself, too, but I think there's part of him that doesn't care! Most people like some kind of stability in their lives and, if they can put their initial emotional responses to one side, they have enough money not to worry about the rights and wrongs of an "indiscretion".