XVII No one’s fated or doomed to love anyone. The accidents happen, we’re not...– Twenty-One Love Poems by Adrienne Rich
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your...– Franz Kafka
Love means nothing to me if it’s not fortified with fierce, painful longing,...– henry rollins, on long distance
No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific,...
There are the occasions that men—intellectual men, clever men, engaged...– Melissa McEwan, of course, on the terrible bargain.
After extensive study over the years, there is absolutely no question that today...– Rocky Anderson
Cognitive thinking comes second. Coherence can’ t be compared with when “Chemistry” comes along. When you have the room temperature dropping on you, feverishly acknowledging, that there’s just this taste of infatuation in the air. That’s when you know you can’t escape You find yourself driving to silence, drooling serotonins, scratching one too...
Stanford neuroscientists host the world’s first love competition, asking contestants between the ages of 10 and 75 to spend 5 minutes in an fMRI machine thinking deeply about the person they love. The results are certain to bring a tear to your eye. Complementary reading: 5 essential books on the psychology of love.
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basseyworld: I do not like that the “white saviour” of popular culture has now been shifted to activism. I have huge problems with that. It’s intellectual colonialism. It’s reductive. It simplifies both the damage done to the continent since the brain drain of slavery and the triumphs that Africans have made despite the pillaging of resources. I can’t dismiss it as well-intentioned when it...
Every one interprets everything in terms of his own experience. If you say...– Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend