A Glorious Disaster of the Soul
"The spiritually more and more autonomous (therefore more and more lonely) worships Eros and his twin deity within the romantic imagination, Death, as the only god capable of breaking down the barriers of his individualist isolation. Therefore love becomes tragedy: overcharged with unmanageable spiritual demands it needs must surge ahead of any human relationship. In its purest manifestations, romantic love is a glorious disaster of the soul, carrying frustration in its wake. For what the romantic lover seeks is not really beloved. Intermixed with his erotic craving, inarticulate, diffuse, and yet dominating it, is the desire for spiritual salvation. Even a 'happy ending' spells profound disillusionment for the romantic expectation"-Erich Heller in Franz Kafka

I just had to share this quotation as I think it explains a lot.

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