Having studied English Literature at college i have read a fair amount of classics novels and i enjoyed them, the last couple of years i have started re-reading them slowly and im surprised by how much more i enjoy them now, perhaps its that i am more mature enough to be able to relate to the emotions being that much older, i have just finished reading Jane Eyre after watching the latest film dramatisation of it with my daughter last week.
I found myself immersed into it and this is what i like about reading when you pick up a book and its so well written and vividly descriptive in its story telling it takes you away from reality from the time you pick it up until putting it down and after you have finished reading there is a sense of loss, that you will miss these characters, i think in my opinion the older style books (the classics) pull this off better than todays modern fiction.
What struck me about Jane Eyre is the interaction between the books title character and Mr Rochester, forget todays D/s fiction Mr Rochester pulls off the image of a dominant male far more sophisticatedly and accuratley than Mr Gray, of course in the period of time that it was written women were subordinate to men. But this is a story of passion, you can feel it between the two characters and this all achieved without explicit sex scenes or any sex scenes come to that, the underlying sexual tension is there, the power play between them is subtle and it draws you in.
It made me think that as much as i love the bdsm that is part of our dynamic and the great sex its the subtle aspects of D/s that bring me security and emphasise the feelings of being owned, being of service and taking pride in doing things that may perhaps be considered mundane yet they help to make his life easier and more comfortable and i dont do these things just because im submissive, or because i have to, i want to, i want to look after him because he has given me so much more than i could ever give back.