Girls can really be mean, but she put them in their place.
Yes, they can really be mean. And the aren’t done yet. Watch how they say something that seems sympathetic, but is a cheap shot at her.
6:1 Where has your lover gone, most beautiful of women? Which way did you lover turn, that we may look for him with you.
They throw back what he said to her ‘most beautiful of women’ and ask the big question. If you are so special, where did he go? They were thinking the same thing that she was thinking, that there are so many women in his life, that he must have gone to be with one of them. I would imagine that every woman has this feeling. If they turn him down when he wants sex, that he could go and get sex somewhere else. And they would be right — he could go and get sex.
Grandpa, that seems so unfair. That we have to give them what they want, or they go off and get it somewhere else. That seems like a high price to have a relationship.
You can buy a boyfriend with sex. You can make him jump through all kinds of hoops if he thinks you love him and as well as being willing to have sex with him. A guy can buy sex with money. He can try to make it a straight cash for sex deal downtown. Or, he will really pay if he thinks that the person he is having sex with honestly likes it and likes him. But either way the guy or the girl are just fooling themselves.
Love can’t be bought or sold. To reach the highest levels, to be great, both people have to be totally committed to it. Let’s get back to the story. She is thinking that the women could be right, that he could have gone off to be with another woman. She said:
6:2-3 My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies. I am my lover’s and my lover is mine: he browses among the lilies.
It seems like she thinks he is going to the other women, but is still holding out hope that their love will not be broken.
That is a very good observation. She certainly knows that she could have lost him. But she hasn’t given up hope.
So what happened? Do they get back together and live happily ever after? Does he have an affair or get some quick sex somewhere?
Happily ever after happens in a feel good Disney movie. But in real life it can blow apart at any time. It takes two to make it work. One can quit at any time. I see that you are interested and even though your brother is asleep, let’s continue the story.