Rieff, the Master

The greatest force is love.  Money.  Power.  They may seem dominant, but it is the love of money and power that actually motivate. Love is the one thing that can truly drive a man mad or keep him sane.  A prime example is Hamlet and Ophelia.  The love for his father drives him mad. His sanity returns only with each Ophelian visit. Like the great Dane, my Lady is my love. My hidden strength.  I am creating a haven for her.  Her own sanctuary.  When it is perfected, and only then, I will bring her there.  Until that time, I watch her. Her cautious movements. Her studious eyes. Her auburn flowing hair.  In silence, I love her from a distance. I feel her burning in my chest. Stealing my strength with each breath.  I watch her read alone. Eat alone. Shower alone. When the time is right, I will steal her away from her loneliness. I will give her a new world. Her own world. And then she will be mine. To borrow from the eager Hamlet, “Till then, sit still, my soul.”

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2 responses to “Rieff, the Master

  • john

    Are we truly guided by love or by hate? Maybe we feel that we love power because we hate weakness. Maybe we “love” money because we hate boredom and money can be used to distract us from our intrinsically boring and tedious existence.

  • sarah elizabeth

    You cannot have hate without love. The opposite of love is apathy. If you are apathetic toward something, then it holds no motivation for you. (Rieff)

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