Friend, professional life coach, and blogrollee Anne Brannen has a nice post at her blog on the subject of falling in love, including some discussion of Abelard and Heloise. A sample:
[H]ere’s the deal. Before they fell in love with each other, they both had fallen in love with ideas. That was their connection, really. The sexual romance was the secondary aventure.
Go read the whole thing.
I sorta made that up this morning when I wrote the blog, but I do believe I stand by it.