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Hi crazymayj,

Leo supplied a link to the image in the first post of this spread, if you'd like to look at it.

The story of Lancelot and Elaine is one of those complicated love usually is. Lancelot couldn't have Gwenevere, and ended up with Elaine, sort of a rebound and honor thing, then couldn't commit totally and left her and his son, and probably did a lot of soul searching before he did.

It reminds me of a song by Bonnie Raitt,
"...I can't make you love me if you don't,
You can't make your heart feel something it won't,
Here in the dark, in these final hours,
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't.

I'll close my eyes, then I won't see
the love you don't feel when you're holding me
Morning will come and I'll do what's right,
just give me 'till then, to give up this fight,
and I'll give up this fight."

I think Elaine knew this and even though she loved him deeply, gave him what he needed, the time, space and consideration to think things through and decide what he needed to do, even though it meant letting him go and giving up her dreams of life with him.
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