noun; the state of being infatuated.  
foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last.
the object of a person’s infatuation: When I was a kid, my infatuation was stamp collecting
The first records of the word infatuation come from the mid-1600s. It ultimately comes from the Latin verb infatuāre, from fatuus, meaning “fatuous” or “foolish.” When it’s used in the context of a romantic interest, an infatuation is often like an intense crush—one that consumes your every thought.
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Oh, how I used to fall in love.
But oh, how quickly I got bored.
Lord, how quickly I got bored!
I was in my teens,
And in between I missed the feeling;
Something in my very genes
Dictating, kneeling
To the gods of love.

I got used to waiting, dating,
Meeting boys,
Innocently, no plan or ploys;
Enjoyed myself but knew amour
Was what I longed for.

Waited, dated, parried*, married;
Rushing, pushing, worried: Never!
Ever pure in instinct’s goal:
Ever sure,
Patient for
The One to enter
Make me whole.

It took five decades.
The it came,
And life has never been the same.
Calm. fulfilled, longing killed,
Enjoying every day since then
When love without outside temptation
Superglued its combination.
Infatuated 6.23.2022 Circling Round Experience; Love Relationships II; Arlene Nover Corwin
*parry; late 17th century: probably representing French parez! ‘ward off!’, imperative of parer, from Italian parare ‘ward off’.
Dedicated to Ulf Magnusson, my Swedish friend who didn’t know the meaning of the word infatuation.

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