My chest hurts
My dream job is to be a therapist!!!
Something you've always wanted to try
Something you're very good at
One thing you wish you knew
A woman you really admire
A man you really admire
Something you believe in
A person who makes you very happy
A prize or award you've won
Something you struggle with
Favourite way to spend a day alone
Something you wish you could change
A decision you wish you could do over
A time when you wished someone would listen to you
Someone you really miss
Your ideal day
Who you talk to when you're dealing with big issues
Something that changed your life
Someone you consider perfect
Something you fear
Your happiest memory
Your favourite song(s)
Your dream job
things you should totes not view as positive portrayals of love/romance:
- the great gatsby
- romeo & juliet
- the phantom of the opera
- Fifty Shades of Grey
Listen here sonny!!!
People think that Snapes love was unhealthy and obsessive. Here’s the thing though- snape had to force himself not to feel (think of his occlumency lessons) in order to be safer and more believable in front of voldemort. He could not emotionally heal because of that. And although snape only ever loved lily, he did come to care for Harry in the end.
Snapes real “obsessive” love was a love for the dark arts, and I believe his love for lily was redeeming.
Snape had a deep love for lily that drove him to change his life in a pretty profound way. I think he just wasn’t sure how to deal with that love.
When lily died, his life had no meaning anymore. This is what he says: “I wish.. I wish I were dead..”
Dumbledore used this deep love and remorse as an opportunity to appoint him as Harry’s protector. This is where Snapes character arc stops developing. He is frozen in that moment of devastating grief and remorse, and committed through dumbledores opportune appeal to lilys green eyes, to protect her son even though that child is potters son- the man he most hates.
Snape betrayed voldemort and knew that if he was caught he would die. By that point, lily had married James and would never be Snapes. Most people when rejected in such a way come to hate the formerly beloved. Snape instead is willing to risk his life for her survival. This is a very selfless love.
At times, Snapes feelings were possessive and nasty and not especially mature. But Plato said “love is not beautiful and rich, it’s ugly and poor, because love wants what it does not have”
Love isn’t necessarily mature or generous or kind or noble. It can be those things but it can also be their opposite. It is at this point that people start to say “but that isn’t love”
It may not be ideal love, or your ideal of love, but who’s to say it isn’t love?