9 thoughts on “Submitted: Pandora and Fate

  1. Wow, Marius, this is very…powerful. As only as such a love could be. I cannot even begin to imagine such a love, and I don’t think that I ever will. Men today lack such charisma and passion like you possess.

    Not a lot of guys today value women very much. In fact, we sort of get objectified. Pick up lines like “hey baby” and “hot stuff” are supposed to woo us—and they do, they honestly do.

    Guys nowadays like to “de-virgin” girls too. All of it is just so overwhelming and sad. I’m glad to know that true love can still exist and even be immortal

    1. Sadly, men have always been that way. But I have always found typical male posturing to be inelegant and insufferable. When you come to truly love a woman, however, you must find a special and immortal place in your heart for her. If you love a woman, you must respect her. If an object, an object of worship.

      The moments Pandora and I have shared are but seconds compared to span of our lives. That is the tragedy of it, though– true love must be mired by grief and bitterness, and that years pass in strange silence while the heart aches and yearns.

      It is a terrible thing to love at such depth because you hurt and suffer just as much.

      1. Pandora is such a lucky woman to have a great man like you in her life, Marius.

        To not be treated like an object would be amazing for me, as I’m sure it would be for any woman.

        You’re right when you say that it hurts to love at such a depth. This past year, for the first time in my life, I have been hurt by someone that claimed they loved me.

        Basically he seduced me with words alone. He claimed to love me, but when I needed him the most, he backed out and left me in the cruelest way possible. He told me that I had misunderstood him in every way, and that he never ever wanted to be with me.

        My close friends say that he gets pleasure from being cruel to me and making me cry. He purposely brings his new love interests around me, and makes sure that I know that they are everything I’m not.

        Of course I try to stay busy with things; school, work, the gym, hanging with friends, shopping, but he is still on my mind.

        Of course I still love him. Isn’t that pathetic?

        So this is why I love hearing you speak of the people you love. It lets me know that true love still exists somewhere, and that people, be they mortal or immortal, can produce it. After all, isn’t that what we all long to have?acceptance, love, and understanding?

        1. It is not pathetic at all. The heart is a stranger to reason, and though you tell yourself not to love him, your heart will do what it wishes on its own time. What is terrible is that he continues to hurt you. A good man would not purposefully put a woman through that pain, especially a woman who has feelings for him. He seeks to hurt you and you deserve more respect than what he offers.

          No love is perfect and without its challenges, but we measure the bad against the good and decide how much the other is worth. Pandora and I have long come to accept that the answer to the question “how much is the other worth?” is “everything and anything.”

  2. Wow, wow, wow. I’m not even going to lie, Marius. Your post telling me that I deserve respect has just totally made my week. Thank you. I know that you’ve only corresponded with me a few times (and here’s to more in the future, yes?) As for the continuing to hurt me—well, I let him, so it lies partly with me, as well. I know he loved me at one time, (we were in an on/off relationship for one year, that he never fully committed to). His lines were always: “Well, I love you, but…” and then he would go off on a million things that I could improve about myself. (And these “Improvements” were utterly ridiculous as well.) He professes that he still does love me a great deal. (Despite the fact he’s seeing two girls right now). But that’s okay. I mean, it’s not okay, but I will eventually learn to come to terms with the fact that I can do better than him. In fact, during all the hurt he’s put me through, coming to terms with it has made me a more stronger, beautiful, and more confident person than I ever could have ever dreamed of becoming. And your words of reassurance have helped me so much. I do hope on becoming good friends, Marius. You have always been my literary idol. Hahaha.

    Love at first sight with Pandora. I find it so fascinating and the romantic in me is practically giggling in girlish glee at the thought of the both of you. When you said the words: “Everything and Anything…” My heart dropped. You, my good Sir, are my hero. And thank you, for taking so much time, to talk to me. I know that I can sometimes be boring and repetitive (and sometimes rather annoying with my annoying mortal problems). But the point is, I appreciate you Marius, and everything you stand for. You’re a beautiful individual (and I’m sure very, very beautiful in real life). But more importantly, you are truly a radiant and amazing person on the inside. Never forget that Marius. You show more humanity than many humans that I know. Please never change.
    Again, thank you for your beautiful words that more or less lull me to sleep each night (as I will soon be going off to mortal sleep tonight. Hopefully full of beautiful dreams). Yours forever, Marius. 🙂

    1. Forgive me for being so bold to say, but I think everything about his behaviour has indicated an utter lack of respect. How can you truly love someone if you cannot even respect or value them? You deserve much more than to be an object of convenience, string along only to have your feelings and confidence bruised once again by the selfishness of this man.

      And now you are being much to find to me. I wish that I were as great a man as you think, and I stand truly honoured that you think so highly of me. I have made plentiful mistakes, and though I am a proud man, I am not always proud of myself. But you must know how touched I was to read your compliments. I do not consider myself a sentimental man, but I was immensely touched.

      I hope you have the sweetest of dreams always.

  3. Marius, I would forgive you for anything. Truly. And yes, I agree with what you have said regarding his lack of respect. What else is there to say? It’s true. And I am glad to see that you were touched by my words. I did not see them as being amazingly articulate, but they were true words nevertheless.

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