Here is a memorable engagement moment from Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice.
Eurydice: I love you too.
Orpheus: How will you remember?
Eurydice: That I love you?
Eurydice: That’s easy. I can’t help it.
Orpheus: You never know. I’d better tie a string around your finger to remind you.
He takes out a string from his pocket.
He takes her left hand.
Orpheus: This hand.
He wraps string deliberately around her fourth finger.
Eurydice: That’s a very particular finger.
Eurydice: You’re aware of that?
Eurydice: How aware?
Orpheus: Very aware.
Eurydice: Orpheus—are we?
Orpheus: You tell me.
Eurydice: Yes. I think so.
Orpheus: You think so?
Eurydice: I wasn’t thinking. I mean—Yes. Just: Yes.
He picks her up and throws her into the sky.
Eurydice: Maybe you could also get me another ring—a gold one—to put over the string one. You know?
Orpheus: Whatever makes you happy.
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