Thursday, July 14, 2005


A few years ago a friend and I saw the movie “Unfaithful,” starring Diane Lane as a woman who cheats on her husband (Richard Gere). Afterwards my friend got all sanctimonious about the Lane character: “She had a perfect life! Why would she cheat? I would NEVER cheat on S.”

Well, I like to believe I’d never cheat on D., but I thought the point of the movie was that exactly: even given a perfect life, a perfect house, a perfect husband, a perfect child—what are the temptations? What would lead you to stray? And aren’t you all the more susceptible, when you believe you’d never do that?


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