It’s painful to fall in love with someone who doesn’t—or can’t-- return your affections.
But Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie strikes a hopeful note, writing “Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
That rainbow—in this hour at least—is music. . .by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and more—written in hopeful infatuation—or after the Big Letdown.