"Warming Up" to Maddie Aug 30, 2011 3:56:43 GMT -5
Post by sandra on Aug 30, 2011 3:56:43 GMT -5
First of all, welcome treasmus! I think we've "met" already on youtube
I agree with what you say about what would have happened if Maddie married Sam - although I wouldn't want to judge the marriage of Maddie's parents; we know too little about it, I think, to say whether it was a marriage as a consequence of true love or if love slowly grew as consequence of the marriage (if that's possible, but that's another issue).
But I don't think that - would Maddie and David have managed to make it work out in the first place and stay together - it would only have been a short-life relationship; the love between them was way too deep for that. In my opinion it was a once-in-a-lifetime-love - may sound naive and/or old-fashioned; anyway, I believe in that and I think that's what Maddie and Dave had - therefore it could never have worked out with Sam; after a few years, Maddie would have gone numb inside.
And I don't think on the long hand Maddie wouldn't have been able to deal with the depth and intensity of her emotions for David - after all, she was a real woman with guts! Had she once overcome her fears of losing control and allowed herself to take the step and start a relationship with David - baby, I'm utterly convinved she'd have stuck with it like glue, and she wouldn't have given up.
Last point - your characterization of David as a man never having outgrown adolescence - I'm well-known here for being a notorious David's girl, and of course I don't agree with that. but I think that even of all the Maddie's girls I know (and one of hardest-boiled I ever met happens to be one of my best friends) none would go so far as to say David hasn't outgrown adolescence. Maybe you could explain where you drew this conclusion from?
Surely not from his wise-cracking, rugged exterior? That would be a bit too short-sighted, I think. I wouldn't call that not having grown up, I would call that having preserved the child inside you, or in other words, having stayed young at heart. Haven't we seen lots and lots of examples where David has proved his moral and emotional maturity? And one of the earliest stories we know about David - his failed marriage - shows a pretty mature, responsible 18-year-old. JMHO of course.
Would really like to read more of your analyses!