Thank you for the information on Dejanira Zaccagni of Italy ! I will contact her in Naples and see if She is willing to share her research with us on Lori’s forum ! Her work should be fascinating as I know how the European / Latin minds get into these things ….much different than the American views !
CASE IN POINT: today it was a beautiful day in Boston and I had a business lunch with four female high powered insurance executives of diverse backgrounds ! One of them is hiring me to investigate and manage a claim of wrongful death resulting from a killing in self defense in the Midwest ! The lunch meeting took place at the famous Quincy market … open air tables … piano bar and multicultural crowds swishing by in sweet harmony of contrasted international accents and mannerism !
As Lewinsky-gate reared it’s ugly head , a debate ensued among the usually demure ‘ all business’ minds … about love and sex and ‘ a man and a woman ‘ presumably triggered by the sensual imaging of the moment and as spearheaded by ‘Maria’ , a fiery , stylish , forty - something , Cuban import ! She argued passionately about her refusal to read the “Starr” report of graphic sex between Monica and Bill , that it would be a total intrusion to do so , that Americans have a very homespun view in matters of romance and primal drives…that most of the times they go hand in hand ; that Americans have difficulty remaining open to emotion , that they fail to accept the fact that as we grow ..we change ….that there are mysterious natural forces at work totally overwhelming …spawning suffocating needs which, if allowed to blossom >>bring us to a new level of ‘the beautiful life’ in stunning emotional discovery and awe !
She went on to observe that just such a discussion was creating the effect of immediate environment change i.e. , the company of friends becoming more intimate , the colors of the day taking on richer hues , time slowing down , the jazz notes from the piano overpowering in discernment of the senses ! And then she concluded that handling such awesome inner force called for a certain maturity of emotional platform which most Americans are sorely lacking as evidenced by the hideous , titillating invasion of privacy of Monica and Bill !
This , by the way , is the prevailing Italian and French view , along with the Latin !