When was considering setting up this group I (perhaps naively) thought the point of a reading group was to share these things we inescapably imagine because it's interesting to hear the different ways that people experience the same text, and because people may suggest readings that enhance your own experience.
Then again, I remain catholic if people want to discuss all-pervading biases that might influence our reading, as long as they can show us how to usefully avoid such biases.
It is, of course, also a place to discuss the Greek which I think has been derailed slightly less than last week!
This is jumping ahead in the text a bit, so I'll leave this discussion for a few weeks, but I get the impression that we're talking about different sorts of love here. I mean no more than what's found (or imagined, in which case we really should leave it a few weeks) below and the feelings that people might have about forming this kind of union. I'll admit to a bit of horseplay with 'meet cute' and hearts being set aflutter .
σοὶ δὲ θεοὶ τόσα δοῖεν ὅσα φρεσὶ σῇσι μενοινᾷς,
ἄνδρα τε καὶ οἶκον, καὶ ὁμοφροσύνην ὀπάσειαν
ἐσθλήν: οὐ μὲν γὰρ τοῦ γε κρεῖσσον καὶ ἄρειον,
ἢ ὅθ᾽ ὁμοφρονέοντε νοήμασιν οἶκον ἔχητον
ἀνὴρ ἠδὲ γυνή: πόλλ᾽ ἄλγεα δυσμενέεσσι,
185χάρματα δ᾽ εὐμενέτῃσι, μάλιστα δέ τ᾽ ἔκλυον αὐτοί.