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Pathways to Bliss: Joseph Campbell on Why Perfectionism Kills Love and How to Save Your Relationship
Pathways to Bliss: Joseph Campbell on Why Perfectionism Kills Love and How to Save Your Relationship

“Perfection is inhuman… What evokes our love … is the imperfection of the human being.”

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June 12, 1918: Einstein’s Divorce Agreement and the Messiness of the Human Heart
June 12, 1918: Einstein’s Divorce Agreement and the Messiness of the Human Heart

“In the case of a divorce, I would grant you significant pecuniary advantages through particularly generous concessions.”

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The Power of Unconditional Love: How Oliver Sacks’s Beloved Aunt Shaped His Life and Inspired His Courageous Dance with Death
The Power of Unconditional Love: How Oliver Sacks’s Beloved Aunt Shaped His Life and Inspired His Courageous Dance with Death

“I shall hope against hope that you may weather this misery, and be restored again to the joy of full living.”

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The One That Got Away: The Bittersweet Story of George Orwell and His Childhood Sweetheart
The One That Got Away: The Bittersweet Story of George Orwell and His Childhood Sweetheart

“It took me literally years to realise that we are all imperfect creatures but that Eric was less imperfect than anyone else I ever met.”

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The Light of the World: Elizabeth Alexander on Love, Loss, and the Boundaries of the Soul
The Light of the World: Elizabeth Alexander on Love, Loss, and the Boundaries of the Soul

“Perhaps tragedies are only tragedies in the presence of love, which confers meaning to loss.”

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Anne Sexton’s Sensual Love Poem “Song for a Lady,” in an Animation Inspired by Oliver Sacks
Anne Sexton’s Sensual Love Poem “Song for a Lady,” in an Animation Inspired by Oliver Sacks

“So many doors open when you are present with an angle.”

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