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    strange expressions

    Hi, I'd like to kown the meaning of these sentences taken from a play which is a modern version of Shakespeare's A Midsummernight's dream.

    If you are filled with affection and you are too shy too convey
    Meditate MY DIRECTION (what I'm saying to you????)
    FEEL YOUR WAY (does FEEL means THINK??????)

    ......

    I MUST BE TRUE TO MY HEART(??????? I CAN'T LIE TO MYSELF????)

    ....
    The power you are SUPPLYING (the power YOU HAVE???YOU GIVE?????)




    a character says:I SEE (???why not hear???) a voice. It is Thisbe I do think

    Thisbe answers: Don't think. Just know, Thisbe that is true, as you are to me so I am to you (What does it mean????????????I cannot understand the meaning and the structure of Thisbe's answer!!!))

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    Re: strange expressions

    It means find your way to me bit by bit if you can't say it directly, I think. If you're true to your heart, you do what you want, not what is expected of you. The power the person is supplying is that which they are giving to the other.

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    Re: strange expressions

    Hello Ripley

    If you are filled with affection ] if you are attracted to me

    and you are too shy too convey] but you are too shy to tell me

    Meditate MY DIRECTION ] project amorous thoughts towards me

    FEEL YOUR WAY ] do what instinct tells you to do

    I MUST BE TRUE TO MY HEART] I must act in accordance with my feelings

    The power you are SUPPLYING ] the amorous energy which I take from you

    Don't think.] Do not be over-analytical about it

    Just know, Thisbe, that is true ] accept it as true without further analysis

    as you are to me so I am to you ] I have the same feelings for you that you have for me.

    (The first few quotes appear to be lyrics from the musical Grease.)

    MrP

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