Famous philander goes from the ironic to the sublime in no time flat.
Almost as outrageous as the New York Post getting infamous call girl Ashley Dupré to pen an advice column about relationships is the move by BigThink.com to ask Eliot Spitzer to ruminate about love. Ashley Dupre Pens Advice Column
Yet, after watching him in this video, we do find that he has something important to say. At times it is ironic (the "unique," "palpable" "exultation" of a new love/lust interest), while at others we find a Spitzer grappling with the sublime: "I have no illusion that I can ever get this piece of my life to fade significantly into the background."
Below, the video and transcript.
On "What is love?"
"You know, I don't know. It's one of these feelings that you sense when you meet somebody and there's a response that's different and unique and palpable. It then changes over time, the exultation of the first meeting and falling is love — I think everyone would admit — different than the feelings you might have after 25 years.
"When my wife watches this she may say, "What are you talking about?" But it is, after 25 years it becomes almost a dependence. A sense of knowing someone so well that you have merged as personalities and know each others thoughts. There is a comfort that is there — that is a part of it and equally important." Are Silda Spitzer & Jen Aniston Twins?
On "What does it take to redeem oneself in public or private life?"
"I don't know if there are either prescribed paths to redemption or if there are such things. I have no illusion that I can ever get this piece of my life to fade significantly into the background. It was too much of a media hysteria about it — and I'm not saying improperly. So, it's there. You come to grips about it. Details Emerge About Eliot Spitzer's Hookergate
"All you can do is step back and say "OK, move forward and try to continue to do something useful." Over time, perhaps, that will cause people to say "OK, the other piece of his life is one aspect, but there are other aspects as well." You cant live or die every day thinking about redemption. You have to move forward and try to do things that are useful and worthwhile and learn."
Photo via BigThink.com. Scoop via The Daily Beast.