QOTD

Question of the Day: Did Rhett Butler ever go back to Scarlett O’Hara?

I say “no”. Ah, when I was a young lass, I was sure he did. That he loved her forever. That Love and Passion endure. But I grew up. Grew old? I don’t think I’m old. I think I’m sadder but wiser (oh wait – that’s the Music Man and I’m supposed to be on Gone With the Wind).

I seem to have had this conversation a lot lately – in SL, FL, Plurk. I guess the end of the calendar year makes people introspective, makes us reflect on endings and beginnings.

I don’t think Rhett ever went back to her. I think that after all that time of his love and passion being taken for granted – dismissed, down-played, never overtly appreciated – I think it burned out. It simply faded away. It moved from grand and overwhelming passion to fire to pain to ache to dullness to nothing. I think one day Rhett woke up and said “You know, enough is enough. It’s time to move on. I’ve offered her my soul, my life, and she didn’t want it. It’s simply over, there’s no more longing, desire, energy. I’m done.”

Sigh. I’d really rather be a romantic. But I want Rhett to have a good life. Scarlett is never going to “get it” and treat him right. /me hugs Rhett. You’re going to be okay, kid. Trust me.

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2 Responses to “QOTD”


  1. 1 Krissy Muggleston December 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Ah… but if you give the sequel ‘Scarlett’ any credit, they end up together at the end. 🙂

  2. 2 ahuva18 January 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    well, Krissy, I have to tell you. I don’t give the sequel any credit. 🙂 It must have been written by romantics. Because the truth is – Scarlett is going to survive no matter what, no matter who. It is she, after all, who has the final word. She doesn’t need Rhett to come back. And it’s her story. Wow. Aren’t I the cold realist? *grin*


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