'Happy For Now' Blog

There's no happily every after here.  Depending on my mood, HFN is slang for 'Hell F*#%ing No'  ... or ... 'Happy For Now.'

As a student of philosophy, I see things in terms of points and counterpoints.  I play devil's advocate, especially when everyone disagrees with me.  I try to look at things both ways -- this morning she seemed unbending and willful, but this afternoon she's stalwart and gutsy.  I try not to be hypocritical yet wackiness always rules the day:

 "Follies and Nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them as often as I can."   -Jane Austen


Why did you choose such a young heroine?

An 1870 oil painting by    Ford Madox Brown    depicting    Romeo and Juliet 's famous balcony scene [From Wikipedia]

An 1870 oil painting by Ford Madox Brown depicting Romeo and Juliet's famous balcony scene [From Wikipedia]

Juliet was 16 like Samantha and her story is a classic that's survived for hundreds of years as the pinnacle of romance.  No one claims Juliet was too young to fall in love.

That being said, I agree that Samantha took a huge emotional and physical risk getting involved with Delaney. He is a troubled character, a product of hook up-culture -- arrogant and flip, gorgeous and brash -- nothing like prince charming.  He and Samantha crash into each other, sparking a chemical reaction that allows them to become something new, leaving behind all the crap young women experience in our society, including slut shaming, sexual harassment, gender roles, and homophobia.  The openness and lack of traditional boundaries of Samantha's parents make it possible for her to navigate the strong connection she feels with Delaney.


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