It is alright that you decided to take it slow this time around. It is more than understandable if you are afraid. But hey, do not be hard on yourself. It is the day to listen to The Beatles! “Hey Jude, you have found her, now go and get her. Remember to let her into your heart.”
Let us trace our steps back to the best of literature, our favorite books, and the unforgettable proposals they bought. But before that, could you do the heart of this blog a favor? Let your guard down, take a deep breath, and absorb the multiple emotion and discoveries to come your way!
1. We are still to find a book more comforting than Little Women.
In “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, Jo March rejects the marriage proposal from her lifelong friend Teddy and meets Professor Friedrich Bhaer, a German literary professor in New York. Professor Bhaer encourages Jo to pursue her writing seriously, and after the death of her younger sister Beth, he eventually wins her heart. He asks her, “Jo, I have nothing but love to give you. I came to see if you could accept it, and I waited to be sure I was more than just a friend. Am I? Can you make room in your heart for old Fritz?” To which Jo simply replied, “Oh yes.”
2. It is difficult to let Gone With The Wind slide when going over passionate proposals in the history of literature.
In “Gone With the Wind,” shortly after Scarlett’s husband passes away, Rhett Butler makes a proposal to her, but she rejects it due to being shocked and offended. Rhett then kisses her, and she agrees to the proposal. He says, “Promise to marry me when I return or, I swear to God, I won’t leave. I’ll stay here and play the guitar beneath your window every night, sing at the top of my voice, and tarnish your reputation, forcing you to marry me to protect it.”
3. How about a proposal grounded in realism, grounded conversation, and poetic simplicity? Trust Charlotte Bronte to bring out all these qualities!
In “Jane Eyre,” Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre go through two marriage proposals before finally getting married. The first proposal is more romantic but also questionable, as Mr. Rochester has a secret he is hiding. He says to Jane, “Come to me, Jane, let us clarify and understand each other.” But Jane replies, “I will never come to your side again. I’ve been pulled away and cannot return.” Mr. Rochester then states, “But Jane, I call you my wife, you are the only one I want to marry.” Jane remains silent, thinking he was mocking her. Mr. Rochester then says, “Come, Jane, come here.” Jane responds, “Your bride is standing between us.” He stands up and quickly reaches her, saying “My bride is here because my equal is here and my match. Jane, will you marry me?”
The more open the horizons of the mind, the more is a sense of fearlessness within it to experiment with knowledge that gets followed by being able to let, effortlessly, the colors of growth, experiences, and adventures swim across and eventually dive into a rainbow and its transient energies.
Set your love free! Tell them you love them. Begin the journey your heart belongs to! The free art of love in a deep-seated sense of belongingness stops you from looking for signs that you eventually assume the universe will comply with. Give your heart a chance, and let your love grow through illimitable interpretations and nature at its wildest.
Happy Propose day!