Shakespeare knew a thing or two about words, that's for certain. He also know a great deal about the bewitching power of women over men, and how their softness, prettiness, femininity and grace could make men feel extraordinary and of course do extraordinary things.
"I never saw true beauty 'till this night"
These are Romeo's words when he first sees Juliet, and they express a great deal more than just love at first sight - they're words that capture that incredible moment when we see someone who touches us so profoundly with their beauty that we really have nothing to compare it to.
Despite being happily married and genuinely in awe of my lovely wife April's looks, everytime I see another especially attractive woman, whether it's across a street or on a table in a restaurant, I feel that heady rush of excitement that first appeared when I was a teenager. Now, if that girl happens to be wearing tights as well - it's hard to put into words how she makes me feel.
The mix of attraction, lust and admiration swirl together, mixed with that intangible desire to be in her place as well - almost to become her mirror, to dress and look like her but still be attractive to her at the same time. It's all very strange and I've felt the same things about gorgeous girls ever since I was a teenager - and as I've written before, my crossdressing desires began when I was a lot younger that that!
I sometimes wonder; have many young men ever fantasised about wearing their friend's mother's dress, tights and shoes after having lustful thoughts about her just a second or two before? This was the almost baffling mix of desires I felt when I did have a crush on one of my school friend's mums when I was sixteen. Still, that's a story for a later date!
These thoughts and emotions all came back to me after stumbling across these photos of the astonishingly pretty Gemma Arteton. She' s been at the peak of my top ten list for a few years now and these photos only sent her higher still, in my humble estimation.
Perhaps it's because I was a student back in the early nineties when the whole tights and Doc Marten boots fashion was absolutely de-rigeur for nearly all the girls I was surrounded by, but these photos of Miss Arteton looking so stunning really did strike a sensitive spot in me.
Not only is she stunningly beautiful, but dressed in these lovely black tights (that she's clearly very happy to wear and show off) along with her boots and what looks like a very posh version of the old German Army Coat - she looks pretty much like an image of heavenly perfection to me.
Of course, I realise that she might not be your cup of tea, but I know that you will also have a fantasy photograph somewhere, or a mental snap-shot of a lady that has the same effect on you as Gemma Arteton does for me.
She really does represent 'true beauty', and like so often before, I'd love nothing more than to dress like her and exude that sexy femininity and glamour - and still cuddle up with her of course.