Sunday, January 27, 2008

Somewhat Altered State

Wikipedia has a depressingly short article on infatuation.

Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love. Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of relationship when sexual attraction is central. It is characterized by urgency, intensity, sexual desire, and anxiety, in which there is an extreme absorption in another. It is traditionally associated with youth.
I think this other site says it better.
Love relationships usually begin with a strong physical and emotional attraction that produces a somewhat altered state of consciousness. Your brain is saturated with chemicals called endorphins, creating the sensations of intense pleasure that accompany infatuation. The exhilaration and sense of well-being are similar to feelings produced by vigorous exercise or eating something extremely pleasurable, like chocolate.
Any way, I'm going to go hit the weights and then settle onto the couch with a tub of Ben and Jerry's.

8 comments:

J. D. said...

Almost any way you say it, it sounds GREAT.....J.D.

quilly said...

Be careful with that tub or you'll have one, too! Lift those weights!

I Dive At Night said...

I can't do both? Well, I did both, and they were great.

Theresa said...

Ben and Jerry's, this sounds serious. ;)

Deb said...

When you hit the next stage, you won't even remember the words "Ben" or "Jerry'" How fun!

I Dive At Night said...

Theresa, exactly!

Deb, is that because my French will be improving? BENOIT et GÉRALD?

Minka said...

infatuation,n. always worth the extra energy

:)

I Dive At Night said...

Minka, I want to agree emphatically, but after the concert I simply don't have the energy.