I was watching Good Morning America May 6, 2008 and viewed a young couple living in London who met and fell in love. After years apart, despite knowing they were half-siblings, they desire to carry on a relationship in a mate kind of way.
The couple now wants to move to France where apparently the relationship would be legal. In London, they have faced the courts with the illegal act. My question is why is it legal in France? Has the issue simply never been ruled on? A law never been written? Has research been done that makes the law antiquated? Should the laws be changed in London or in France? Should they just move or fight?
Personally, I can’t imagine falling in love with my brother. Unlike this couple, I was raised with my brother for the most part. We were separated at times, but we grew up together. He is more like a very dependable and very loved best friend. I trust him and simply don’t feel sexual attraction for him. However, I am greatly attracted to my brother. It feels genetic to me. He is fascinating. He is so different than I am that I find myself just wanting to talk to him about his perceptions. I’d love to just spend time with him and discover how he came to believe and represent the things he does. He is a really great guy and I’m impressed with who he is. I could stand to have a person like him affect me. Maybe we all could.
I, however, growing up in the same house largely took a totally different outlook, a poorer attitude, a nastier path. My brother is my hero and I’d love for him to share something internally that divulges the secret of his internal success. He happens to be successful otherwise too, but it matters far less to me than understanding something about the soul, the trigger button of the mind, or the promises of the heart. He is a champion that has overcome. He didn’t overcome and look back and down. He has overcome and balanced his life in such a way as to be chronically moving forward with a positive outlook that has zero room for things that drag you or anyone else down. I love him. I am only sympathetic that others don’t have him as a brother too.
I live a good distance from my brother and see him maybe twice a year, add or subtract the little that you can from that. His life is such that I’m impressed that I see him that often and feel touched that he does share the time with me that he does. People live apart in American society a lot. There are still a lot of extended families living in the same neighborhoods and towns, but there are just as many living in separate cities, states, etc. Some eras of my small life have been spent entirely without my family. As much as I loved them and they me, I just wasn’t able to be there. I wondered about them. This fascination with each and every one of them is genuine and strong. I just can’t stretch it to a sexual feeling or arousal though. It feels absolutely too foreign to even try to think in that direction. I cannot do it even for this articles sake.
Feeling these things for my brother, I wonder at the relationship that is budding between the London couple. Are they confused or can this kind of love happen? It appears it can whether we like it or not or can understand it or not.