>Mishima being gay ?
I don't think people who truly understands his work and the man are bothered by this. I recently read Confessions of a Mask
which deals with this subject as Runaway Horses
(to a lesser extent as it's more focused on his politics views) that I'm currently reading.
>Ladies never seem to really grasp [romance] even if they tend to ravenously consume it like a box o' chocolat.
I agree with you. My opinion on this is because women are eternal little girls and cannot apprehend truly what Romance is in its purest form as they are more into the feeling of the idea where men can understand and appreciate deeply the idea of the feeling. To keep it short, all the women I met (even those who claimed being romantic) had a materialist view of romantism where men can develop a deep and in the flesh
(almost metaphysical) appreciation of it.
When talking about family it's my close relatives (mom, dad, sister) I'm grateful they are nice folks. I don't really care about extended family as I never see them. Having a moral compass is important, even more when you've grown in a religious free environment which dosen't mean that I am devoid of the religious heritage inherent to all societies
. I see it as a kind of Pascal's wager, even if I don't believe in an afterlife reward, I like to do what my moral compass tells me is
thing when something need to be done, it's more a treat with myself, maybe a kind of ego-boost.
For sure it's up to each one to be a builder of beauty
but we cannot forget that there are superior forms of beauty that surpass us. Some beauty that don't need to be definedthrough the eye of a man to exist but was, is and will be anyway. You just has to pick it.
I usually don't cry when sad happens, it's more an introverted but profound sensation in my flesh. I am not really emotional, but terribly sensitive, listenning some pieces of music or reading some poetry can bring me to tears more easilly (not because it's sad, just because I'm punched by the beauty of it).
>Women as anchor
I like this idea and a good metaphor. It can be extended to much more than only woment tho. All the things a man can love and cherish can have this power to uplift him as it downside effect to keep him imprisonned in some sort of mental jail.
If you use Firefox, look in about:config
to disable it. I'm not on my computer rn and just have a chrome based browser so I cannot tell you more but a quick search may give you some help. It saved me a lot of troubles in a case like this.
I realize that I had a bit of trouble structuring my thoughts in English as precisely as I did in French, and even then, I'm generally more comfortable speaking than writing, where I'm sometimes overwhelmed by verve and can't articulate the substance of my thoughts as clearly. So sorry not to pay tribute to the quality of your writings. I would have liked to use more synonyms to lighten my text too. Was not really good at school (including english classes), but it's a good exrecise to mumble with english-speaking peoples on the internet.