You do know, I hope, that no man under the age of forty can even approach fascinating.
You've faced horrors in these past weeks... I don't know which is worse. The terror you feel the first time you witness such things, or the numbness that comes after it starts to become ordinary.
That's the trouble with grand passions, of course. You can never entirely cleanse yourself of them. It's best to avoid them altogether.
It's delicious to have people adore you, but it's exhausting, too. Particularly when your own feelings don't match theirs.