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Young Barack Obama on What His Mother Taught Him About Love
Young Barack Obama on What His Mother Taught Him About Love

“Perhaps that’s how any love begins, impulses and cloudy images that allow us to break across our solitude, and then, if we’re lucky, are finally transformed into something firmer.”

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John Cage’s Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Merce Cunningham
John Cage’s Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Merce Cunningham

“i would like to measure my breath in relation to the air between us.”

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Virginia Woolf on What Makes Love Last
Virginia Woolf on What Makes Love Last

In praise of those intermittent “moments of vision” that electrify love.

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Mary McCarthy on Love and Hannah Arendt’s Advice to Her on the Dangerous Delusion That We Can Change Our Lovers
Mary McCarthy on Love and Hannah Arendt’s Advice to Her on the Dangerous Delusion That We Can Change Our Lovers

“What’s the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as-you-were?”

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Allen Ginsberg on Being in the Closet, Coming Out to His Loved Ones, and How Buddhist Meditation Helped Him Stop Seeking Approval
Allen Ginsberg on Being in the Closet, Coming Out to His Loved Ones, and How Buddhist Meditation Helped Him Stop Seeking Approval

“Wanting approval … is a kind of aggression.”

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The Remarkable Love Letters of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger
The Remarkable Love Letters of Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger

“Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those seized in its grasp? Because we become what we love and yet remain ourselves.”

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