Friday, September 17, 2010

flirting: if i profane with my unworthiest hand

Act 1. Scene 5 = the most gorgeous flirting scene of all time.

It's not that Romeo is just wooing Juliet. He's giving her material-- which allows her to dish it right back. (The 14 lines spoken between when they meet and when they kiss equal a perfect sonnet-- which means they are rhyming off of each other, and, at the very end... with each other.)


Good flirting requires a good amount of fearlessness*. Romeo just grabs her hand. It's impolite, but he's unafraid because he's about to compare her to a saint, and then a shrine, and then he's going to have the guts to say kissing is like praying.


Be fearless.

*(which is really an extreme kind of vulnerability)
**it's also friday


  1. Sigh. I think I'm in love. With whom? It doesn't even matter.

  2. i think i was a little too flirty tonight with a guy... his wife came to the rescue. I DIDNT KNOW!!! awkward.


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