And the Case of PR Relationships
god, this is a topic i find so very interesting and that i’ve been having a lot of thoughts about (all similar to yours!!), but was never able to articulate quite right. i think one of the reason PR relationships even exist in the first place is because of the public’s parasocial relationship with said celebrities. also, love as an amalgam of actions and words stemmed from the feeling of loving, the commercial performance of it, and the romanticization of day to day life or personas on social media ... so well written!!!! <3
I have thought of this so much after reading seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo too . It does feel like it is all about PR.
This was so good! Especially loved the part about romanticization trends and the fact that social media actually strips the romance out of life.
Love this one ! Your point about love being about action really resonates. It reminds me of a conversation I had with a new acquaintance once who asked me to define romantic love. I couldn’t describe it as anything other than an indescribable feeling and a cultivation of said feeling through actions.
I am SO interested in this as a topic, especially around how our ability to authentically love others is affected by our constant exposure to love as this commercial product or performance