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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana November --- On The Record -- Can reason and romance be linked? HOPELESSLY I walk a wire every night/I can't decide/Between wrong and right/I've lost control/Over the things I do/Because I'm hopelessly/Falling in love with you Now the one/Who never took a chance/Be- comes a victim/Of circumstance/I've lost my way/Now I'm so confused/Because I'm hope- : lessly/Falling in love with you I., L::SJ Now the one/Who always played it safe/Be- comes another/Who's lost his way/I can't be- lieve it/Though I know it's true/Because I'm hopelessly/Falling in love with you And all my dreams/begin to blind me/I was so confused/I don't care/About the things I could lose/Because I'm hopelessly/Falling in love with you I'm no good at fighting/I'm going to choose/To ? hopelessly fall/To hopelessly/Fall in love with you Written by Rick Astley and Rob Fisher/ Sung by Rick Astley Copyright (c) 1993 by BMG Records Ltd. I was happy to see Rick Astley back on the charts. It must be two years since his last hit. "Hopelessly" demonstrates that his strong vocal ability continues to be his chief mu- sical asset. The song presents a familiar theme in pop music: falling in love. The guy in the song has "lost control over the things" that he does and he no longer cares "about the things I could lose." Previously, he had "always played it safe." He "never took a chance" when it comes to romance. However now he's "going to choose to hopelessly fall ... in love with you." Given such extremes, you might wonder if this individual is falling in love or losing his mind. What this guy needs is a little perspective and bal- ance. Diving into a new relationship the way he suggests is a sure path to landing on the hard rocks of a broken heart and shattered dreams. Sure, the thrill of a new romance is a rush, but that doesn't mean that we can't practice some common sense. To keep your mind while falling in love, consider these suggestions: 1. Healthy, enduring relationships aren't built on a flash of emotion or the sweep of infatuation. Slow down your feelings and plug in your brain. Get to know the other person as a friend, How many mutual interests do you share? What are some of your differences? Discuss your dreams and goals with each other. 2.Check out what your friends think about y0 new love. How does the person treat your friends? Does the person want you to spend time with friends too, or does he or she ask you to be with him or her all the time? . .!.: 3. What kind of moral values does he or she .,i have? Does a clear sense of right or wrong seem to be part of the individual's character? Does he or sh e respect your values? ....... 4. Can you name at least two things that you  !, don't like about the other person? Contrary to pop music's belief, real love is not blind. If you see th e:'- other person as "perfect" for you, you are ability to have a balanced view of the relationship' 5. Get to know the other person's family. No matter what a person may tell you, most of us are significantly influenced by' our families times are very much like them. How do you feel about the way they appear to treat each other? Falling in love is exciting, but it shouldn't away how we make good decisions for our lives. Pause to listen to reason as you enjoy the romance. (Your comments are always welcome. _.i Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 1 Rockport, IN 47635.) CTNA offerings: Series on 'Culture and Catechesis' Sister Maria de la Cruz Aymes, chairperson of the Vat- ican Catechetical Commission, will be the presenter of Cul- ture and Catechesis, one program in a series on the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is presented by the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America and the diocesan Office of Communica- tions. The program, Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 7 m 8 p.m. CST, is available for viewing "live" or on videotape at the Catholic Center. For more information, con- tact James Corr, diocesan Director of Religious Education (812) 424-5536 or (800) 637-1731. Medical Arts Pharmacy 3700oBellemeade Avenue Phone 477-1532 Donald Gutzweiler Clty.Wkle Deliven/ ii Duncan's Riverside Come Rtrle and Governor Evansville * 422-9981 1] ii Stratman's Pharmacy CitY-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 Synod PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2107 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prescflptlon Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 i i Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 end N. Weinbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 On VISN An expensive pair of sneakers between needing 13-week series, "Take October. Host Merri Dee change the world,before introducing work, Saturdays at and Friday at l Chicago. 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