"What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons," Don says in the very first episode of the series. Sometimes it seems like he believes that. Don’s version of love is not a great kind of love. It’s petty and nasty, and he can be capricious, withholding, violent, and dishonest. And that’s just if you marry him! Don and Peggy love each other, but they’re not people who are good at giving or accepting love. More important than their love, then, is simply their bond. These are people who are attached, for better or worse, for forever, in a relationship that’s not sexual, not parental, but not quite student-teacher, and not really mentor-mentee anymore. They’re not best friends. They’re not even always co-workers. Parents die, people divorce, they move to California, they die in childbirth, they place their children for adoption, they flee the borough, they change their name, they have anonymous sex. People come and go, even people you’re supposed to love who are supposed to love you. Peggy and Don are people with abandonment issues, and love does not preclude abandonment.Togetherness does. And Peggy and Don? Boy are they together. (x)
My hands, your hands, tied up like two ships. Drifting, weightless, waves try to break it. I’d do anything to save it. Why is it so hard to say it?
“The theme of this year’s event is, ‘learning is delightful and delicious’ - as, by the way, am I.”
30 DAYS OF THE WEST WING | DAY 01: Favorite Character: C.J. Cregg
all alone with plenty of money and a house in eaton square? i can’t imagine anything better.
really, mary, i wish you wouldn’t talk like that.