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Emotional excitement of being in love.
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The last chapter, Limerence, takes a different pace from the first two chapters as it is dedicated entirely to love.
Children, in this collection, tend to inherit their parents' pathologies, such as schizophrenia ("Sharing the Hostage"), depression ("La Tristesse des Herissons"), the impulse to control other people's fates ("The Rod of Asclepius"), or, if they're lucky, the pursuit of safe and boring suburban cul-de-sac existences ("Limerence").
In his case, that passion is a kind of politically-inflected limerence that figures reciprocity not just as a desire to be caught but to believe in the power of whatever is out to get him.
Limerence is about the desire to get out of yourself and commune with something other, about longing to touch the face of God, whatever that means to you.
(See e.g., Tennov's [1979] discussion of limerence.) Of course, for most Jacks and Jills the implied training procedures/contingencies are hypothetical, that is, we again face "the problem of historicity." All we usually know are the effects of these presumed contingencies.