The past 3 weeks in India has affected me in many ways. 1. Very little access to Internet! - I have a dongle which depending on its temperament of that day will choose to work for 30mins or not at all. But being disconnected has allowed me to read more (close to 8 books in … Continue reading Transforming in India; love really is everything
It’s 2.01am in the morning and I can’t sleep. My insides churn, like relentless waves crashing against the shore on a stormy night. My tears are stuck in my throat, and my breath comes out in sharp gasps, a drowning man aching for oxygen as he drowns. I keep thinking what I could have done … Continue reading Tu veux ou tu veux pas (Or how I am not sure what the hell is going on anymore.)
This is a story about love.I was taking a cab to Pasir Ris Mrt after a wonderful lunch at a friend's home when the conversation with the uncle turned to his Love life when I asked him how his day has been so far.Turns out he was madly in love with a lady who was just … Continue reading My cab driver shares his tragic state of love affair.
Most of us never learn to love at all. We play at love, imitate lovers, treat love as a game. Is it any wonder so many of us are dying of loneliness, feel anxious and unfulfilled, even in seemingly close relationships, and are always looking elsewhere for something more which we feel must certainly be … Continue reading A “Dynamic Interaction”: Leo Buscaglia on Why Love Is a Learned Language | Brain Pickings
“All of a sudden two decades have passed and you still have not kissed anyone with tongue, or kissed anyone at all for that matter, or had a 3 AM conversation with someone who would rather look into your eyes for ten minutes straight than talk. You have never worn a lover’s sweater or “forgotten” … Continue reading Writings For Winter – For Twenty Year-Olds who have never been loved
“Perhaps the fact that I chased a boy who ripped me to shreds says a lot more about me than it did about him.” — Michelle K., Lessons Learned Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime. “If time and space, as sages say, Are things which cannot be, The … Continue reading A collection of love & life.
My dear little girl For a long time I’ve been wanting to write to you in the evening after one of those outings with friends that I will soon be describing in “A Defeat,” the kind when the world is ours. I wanted to bring you my conqueror’s joy and lay it at your feet, … Continue reading Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Love Letter to Simone de Beauvoir | Brain Pickings
But the most remarkable aspect of the list is a sentence that young Scott wrote vertically along the middle of the page, between the two columns of names — an expression of his crystalline awareness, even at such a young age, that human personality is in constant flux and that to change one’s mind is … Continue reading The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Endearing Record of His First Loves from His Secret Boyhood Diary | Brain Pickings
“One day, whether you are 14, 28 or 65 you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die. However, the saddest, most awful truth you will ever come to find–– is they are not always with whom we spend our lives.” — Beau Taplin, "The Awful Truth" via (3) … Continue reading Random Poem finds
New York November 10, 1958 Dear Thom: We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers. First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone … Continue reading John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter | Brain Pickings