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【DPH-026】非日常的悶絶遊戯訪問介護士、れいこの場合

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 08:15:24
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【DPH-026】非日常的悶絶遊戯訪問介護士、れいこの場合 �


"Then,"theysaidquitecalmly,"hemustremainanabsoluteprisoner,always."

Cometothinkofit,Idonotrecallasimilarcaseinallhistoryorfiction.Womenhavekilledthemselvesratherthansubmittooutrage;theyhavekilledtheoutrager;theyhaveescaped;ortheyhavesubmitted--sometimesseemingtogetonverywellwiththevictorafterward.Therewasthatadventureof"falseSextus,"forinstance,who"foundLucresecombingthefleece,underthemidnightlamp."Hethreatened,asIremember,thatifshedidnotsubmithewouldslayher,slayaslaveandplacehimbesideherandsayhefoundhimthere.Apoordevice,italwaysseemedtome.IfMr.Lucretiushadaskedhimhowhecametobeinhiswife'sbedroomoverlookinghermorals,whatcouldhehavesaid?ButthepointisLucresesubmitted,andAlimadidn't.

Allmothersinthatlandwereholy.Tothem,forlongages,theapproachtomotherhoodhasbeenbythemostintenseandexquisiteloveandlonging,bytheSupremeDesire,theovermasteringdemandforachild.Everythoughttheyheldinconnectionwiththeprocessesofmaternitywasopentotheday,simpleyetsacred.Everywomanofthemplacedmotherhoodnotonlyhigherthanotherduties,butsofarhigherthattherewerenootherduties,onemightalmostsay.Alltheirwidemutuallove,allthesubtleinterplayofmutualfriendshipandservice,theurgeofprogressivethoughtandinvention,thedeepestreligiousemotion,everyfeelingandeveryactwasrelatedtothisgreatcentralPower,totheRiverofLifepouringthroughthem,whichmadethemthebearersoftheverySpiritofGod.

Ellador,attimeslikethis,alwaysremindedmeofEpictetus."Iwillputyouinprison!"saidhismaster."Mybody,youmean,"repliedEpictetuscalmly."Iwillcutyourheadoff,"saidhismaster."HaveIsaidthatmyheadcouldnotbecutoff?"Adifficultperson,Epictetus.

Thiswasaverystupidsaying.OfcourseIwould!Forifshewasn'tthereIshouldwantallofherandhavenoneofher.Butifshewentalongasasortofsublimatedsister--onlymuchcloserandwarmerthanthat,really--whyIshouldhaveallofherbutthatonething.AndIwasbeginningtofindthatEllador'sfriendship,Ellador'scomradeship,Ellador'ssisterlyaffection,Ellador'sperfectlysincerelove--nonethelessdeepthatshehelditbackonadefinitelineofreserve--wereenoughtoliveonveryhappily.

Sheurgedmetobepatient,andIwaspatient.Yousee,Ilovedhersomuchthateventherestrictionsshesofirmlyestablishedleftmemuchhappiness.Wewerelovers,andthereissurelydelightenoughinthat.

Whatisthismiraclebywhichawoman,eveninyourarms,maywithdrawherself,utterlydisappeartillwhatyouholdisasinaccessibleasthefaceofacliff?

"Morbidone-sidedcripples,"hecalledthem,evenwhenfromhiswindowhecouldseetheirsplendidvigorandbeauty;evenwhileMoadine,aspatientandfriendlyasifshehadneverhelpedAlimatoholdandbindhim,satthereintheroom,thepictureofwisdomandserenestrength."Sexless,epicene,undevelopedneuters!"hewentonbitterly.HesoundedlikeSirAlmwrothWright.

Iassuredherthatnoonecouldbehomesickinsuchaparadiseastheirs,butshewouldhavenoneofit.


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