Amanda Liberty, a woman from Leeds, claims she has fallen in love with 93-year-old chandelier and has decided to get married to it.
When they say love knows no bounds, they really do mean it. This story is living proof of that quote. A woman from Leeds recently went on live television to announce that she is going to marry a 93-year-old chandelier named Luminere.
Amanda Liberty was invited to Channel 4's daytime show Steph's Packed Lunch for an episode on love and relationships where she opened up about her objectophilia. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it means that she romanticizes inanimate objects and the idea of sexual or close emotional relationships with humans is simply not on the radar for her.
In the interview, while talking about the life she has chosen, Liberty said,
“I don't view them as inanimate objects as most people do. You know the term animism, it's more common in Japan, it's when people sense an energy from an object. It's not just a sitting object, it has an energy you can get to know. That's how I feel, it's never a moment that I'm in love. It was never a lightbulb moment. It was more like something that happened over time.”
Liberty explained how she first fell in love with a drum kit and is now planning to get married to a German chandelier named Luminere. When she was asked about her discovery of having feelings for objects, she said,
“I didn't understand it for a long time to be honest but I always accepted myself even though I didn't understand it. Even now it's hard to explain because I don't know why I fall in love with objects, I can't explain it. But I've accepted myself for who I am and this is why I came here, because I want everybody else to just accept and be happy - because it makes me feel happy and content.”
Liberty compared her love for objects to the way some people see or feel the energy in crystals. While explaining her feelings for the chandelier, she said,
“I feel loved by them [chandeliers], just an amazing connection I can't explain, I think they're beautiful. After seeing the nearly 100-year-old chandelier she couldn't get it her out of her mind for two weeks.”
She eventually had the item shipped over from Germany. Now she's hoping to tie the knot with the fixture. She said,
“When I say marriage, I don't mean compare it to a marriage of another human. It's more of a commitment, just an expression of my love and a celebration.”
Despite the fact that some of Amanda's friends and families can't quite understand her connection to objects, ultimately, they're happy that she is happy and feels in a good place mentally.
“I think that is what's important in life, to be happy and to feel loved”
Article source: LadBible