Some people say, "Love is a verb." Others say, "Love is a choice." When they say these things, I suspect that few people mean to suggest, "Love is a facade." But maybe it is at times. Maybe it can be. Why do so many people fall in and out of love, sometimes even with the … Continue reading How to (Fake That You’re in) Love
An unusual event happened a couple of weeks ago. I watched two movies in one night. Although I'm not much of a movie buff I do have a clearly demarcated "genre" of movies that are likely to get my two thumbs up--I love comedies like Matilda. Liar Liar. And dark dramas like Magnolia. The Squid … Continue reading True Story: Is This Real Life?
my heart, my body, my brain The waiting of three months with not-knowing certainty pushed me to new limits of patience and understanding. With its end came sadness, but at least also a sense of finality. In the three weeks that have passed I've been trying to openly embrace my transition into a different phase, … Continue reading The Difficult Silence of Ineffability
There are many things that I don't get very well. I don't understand how or if the mass of the planet and the speed of the earth's rotation compel me to stay stagnant to counter how much I'm already moving, or if the gravity of the sun which keeps our little ball in orbit affects … Continue reading Amor Fati
It's amazing how things change. One day. Love and Patience. And then another. Pain and Anger. It's not that the previous feelings go away, but they are suddenly accompanied by strangers. Perhaps there were even moments when these others had already arrived, peering through glass windows and knocking on doors, and only just now did … Continue reading Terning Points
Tonight I finished reading Tina Fey's Bossypants, and yes, it's worth your time to read it. Especially if you are a woman. Especially if you have other work you should be doing. Especially if you are depressed. Especially if you have to eat some food tomorrow. Because it's not only very funny, but also very … Continue reading Philosophers Can Be Fun(ny), Too!*
[I tried to write something to introduce myself to the idea of writing an introduction for my prospectus. And this happened...] You know those times when you meet someone new and pick up a certain kind of vibe from them? Sometimes, even if your encounter with them is brief and superficial, you might get the … Continue reading Being Affected by Nietzsche