Tu veux ou tu veux pas (Or how I am not sure what the hell is going on anymore.)

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.)

A “Dynamic Interaction”: Leo Buscaglia on Why Love Is a Learned Language | Brain Pickings

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

Writings For Winter – For Twenty Year-Olds who have never been loved

“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

Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Love Letter to Simone de Beauvoir | Brain Pickings

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

The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Endearing Record of His First Loves from His Secret Boyhood Diary | 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