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Y cuando volví me temblaban las piernas, y, si tú hubieras dado un solo paso a mi encuentro o me hubieras demostrado cariño de algún modo, creo que te hubiera besado los pies; pero no lo hiciste.
—  Lo que el viento se llevo.

“My news is this, I still want you more than any woman I’ve ever seen. I am asking you to marry me. Would you be convinced if I knelt down? Why not try marrying a fine young man who has a bad reputation and a way with women? It’ll be fun.”

His insistent mouth was parting her shaking lips, sending wild tremors along her nerves, evoking from her sensations she had never known she was capable of feeling. “Stop please, I’m faint,” she whispered.

“I want to make you faint. I will make you faint. You’ve had this coming to you for years. None of the fools have kissed you like this-have they?”

She would faint if he did not stop. If he would only stop -if he would never stop.

“Say Yes! Say Yes damn you, or -”

She whispered “yes” before she even thought.

“She was convinced that nothing ever pleased him or ever would please him, that he either wanted something badly and didn’t have it, or had never wanted anything and so didn’t care about anything.”

GOD I NEVER TRULY INTERNALIZED THAT BIT UNTIL NOW

Each reading of this book really does reveal new things—this time around I’m just increasingly in awe of how Mitchell writes these tiny moments of huge significance, how she subtly but powerfully shows you that Scarlett 100% recognizes all these things that Rhett does for her but is 100% incapable of putting them into context. Like, of course you realize that the first time through, when Scarlett realizes it, and you have the hindsight and her epiphany re: her own obliviousness. But it’s really so enmeshed throughout the story, how Scarlett is keenly observant about these individual words and behaviors but blind to the enormity of the truth.

It is a tragedy to be waiting for each other and for neither one  to know it.

“And then, that night when I carried you upstairs-I thought-I hoped-I hoped so much - was afraid to face you the next morning, for fear I’d been mistaken and you didn’t love me. And when I came back, I was shaking in my boots and if you had come even halfway to meet me, had given some sign…but you didn’t.”
-Chapter 63

“And now she tried to make herself hate him, tried to be indignant, she could not. He had humbled her, hurt her, used her brutally through a wild mad night and she had gloried in it. For the first time in her life she had felt alive, felt passion… When she thought of meeting him again, face to face in the sober light of day, a nervous tingling embarrassment that carried with it an exciting pleasure enveloped her. But Rhett never came…”
-Chapter 54

 

Excerpts from Gone With the Wind

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Rhett & Scarlett: Saturn (Gone With The Wind) by  letsdanceforawhile

My favorite movie. My favorite movie couple. I believe Gone With The Wind is a prerequisite if you plan on shipping EPIC couples. Rhett & Scarlett are the master class.

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Happy 8th Limoversary →♦ some Chuck/Blair Rhett/Scarlett parallels

I didn’t make you do anything. You’re just you. Don’t you see? We’re the same. Stop trying to fight it. //

There’s one thing that I do know, and that is that I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you and me and the whole silly world going to pieces around us, I love you. Because we’re alike, bad lots, both of us. Selfish and shrewd, but able to look things in the eye and call them by the right name.

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get to know me meme: [1/10] favourite movies: Gone with the Wind (1939)

There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South, here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow, here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave… Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind