Time counts and ticks and passes into legend quicker than we could ever fathom. In the story of a lost love we consider often the sadness, hate, and regret, but what about the emotions that are upon us and then gone again so quick that we never even bother to consider what it might have been that we felt? In other cases it’s many of these small indiscreet feelings that in the end make up the single emotion we call love. It is quite important that we consider just what makes up time, or love, and and what they have to do with everything that makes us who we are. In one year you can learn the basics of mathematics, enough of one language to perhaps barely make it by, or start arranging for your future by completing two semesters at a university. In one year you could beat your favorite computer game, earn enough money to pay your house payments, or help in mapping out a single protein.
In one year you could lose 30 pounds, watch a season of your favorite football team, or you could probably even manage to watch 9 years of friends episodes. With love, it’s a little different. In just one day you can be on top of the world, your heart racing with desire, joy, and passion. In just one week you can know every pleasurable emotion entitled to man, and at the same time know there is better to come. In just one month you ” ll know that if you reached out far enough you could touch the moon, the sun, the stars, anything you wanted.
In an entire year, you ” ve been to heaven and back, walked without ever taking a step, experienced your every wish and dream. The man asking for one more year, has accomplished nothing. Only the man asking for nothing, has truly lived, and loved.
The topic for the third journal was to discuss the courtly love aspects found in "The Miller's Tale,"Alison," and "Merciless Beauty." Courtly love is where a lady is put upon a pedestal of love, and a man will ask her to pity him. The man always says that he is her servant, but sings her songs of woe. In "The Miller's Tale," there were three men that put a young lady upon a pedestal of love. The ...