"She will never learn the most necessary, most difficult and principal thing in music, that is time, because from childhood she has designedly cultivated the habit of ignoring the beat." Letter to Leopold Mozart (24 October 1777)
Unrequited love is a horrible thing for the lover. For the lovee, it is an unreal thing, often flattering yet a scary mystery.
On the Bold and the Beautiful, we see a Thomas Forrester who cannot imagine a life with any other woman in Los Angeles, or the United States in general, who could ever measure up to his overwhelming love and lust for Hope Logan.
Not many people have come into the public eye to make a judgment on a event that killed a man so beloved that he played a friend to God, played by George Burns, as a supermarket manager. You cannot put a number on the universality of that kind of adoration.