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Mary Oliver on Love and Its Necessary Wildness
Mary Oliver on Love and Its Necessary Wildness

In praise of the “invisible and powerful and uncontrollable and beautiful and possibly even unsuitable.”

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Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Passionate Love Letters
Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Passionate Love Letters

“My heart overflows with a longing to tell you so many things…”

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Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System
Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”

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How Do We Know What We Want: Milan Kundera on the Central Ambivalences of Life and Love
How Do We Know What We Want: Milan Kundera on the Central Ambivalences of Life and Love

“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come… We live everything as it comes, without warning.”

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The Transfiguration of Aloneness: David Whyte on Longing and Silence
The Transfiguration of Aloneness: David Whyte on Longing and Silence

“Reality met on its own terms demands … an ability to live on equal terms with the fleeting and the eternal, the hardly touchable and the fully possible…”

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Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction
Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”

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