But, especially in love, only counterfeit emotions exist nowadays. We have all been taught to mistrust everybody emotionally, from parents downwards, or upwards. Dont trust anybody with your real emotions: if youve got any: that is the slogan of today. Trust them with your money, even, but never with your feelings. They are bound to trample on them.
Isn't it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents ? And it always just happens to be the right religion. Religions run in families. If we'd been brought up in ancient greece we would all be worshiping zeus and apollo. If we had been born vikings we would be worshiping wotan and thor. How does this come about ? Through childhood indoctrination.
When dawn looked at vic, she saw vic exactly as he wanted to be seen. whereas vic's parents couldn't help seeing who he used to be, and so many friends and strangers couldn't help seeing who he didn't want to be anymore, dawn only saw him. call it a blur if you want, but dawn didn't see a blur. she saw a very distinct, very clear person.