I just discovered Medium. And I am loving it. It’s such a fluid reading and writing experience. If you haven’t, you should give it a try. Here’s Mr. CEO comparing Medium to the traditional blog: On Medium, you can contribute often or just once in a blue moon, without the commitment of a blog. And either way,…
Love Illustrated (from Maria)
Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts I’m giving in to the Valentine’s weekend at last. Here’s a little love-related post from Maria to follow the previous two (on defining love and telling love from passion).
A Year in Paris: Part One
2007 I was 17 when I first saw Paris. I don’t remember what my first impression was. I remember arriving at Charles de Gaulle and thinking the airport signs were all yellow, which I wasn’t used to. Or maybe it was just that there were a lot of signs, all of which happened to be yellow.…
Happy New Year
May 2014 be full of happiness and love, as I hope 2013 has been for you. With love and warmest wishes, Val
At the Beginning
“Life is a road and I wanna keep going Love is a river I wanna keep flowing Life is a road now and forever A wonderful journey I’ll be there when the world stops turning I’ll be there when the storm is through In the end I wanna be standing At the beginning… with you.”…
Maria on How to Tell Love from Passion
Another lovely piece from Brain Pickings. A good follow-up read to her Literary Definitions of Love, already posted here. I do use a lot of her material, don’t I? I blame her writings for being too interesting!
What Is Love? Famous Definitions from Maria Popova
Go here. I particularly liked the following, from Iris Murdoch: Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real. What is love to you? What was your favourite definition? Love – undefined, untamed, and all, Val
All is fair in love and war.
All is fair in love and war. An interesting saying which: According to Urban Dictionary means: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=All%20is%20Fair%20in%20Love%20and%20War And according to The Free Dictionary means: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/All’s+fair+in+love+and+war I don’t think the term justifies deceit in general (refer to above definition). But deceit in the name of war and love? Well, that’s a tougher line to draw. Any thoughts, dear…
Life of the Unknown
What is it that makes life beautiful? Is life beautiful? Do you ever ask yourself these questions? I do. You tend to, when at 24 life has taken you through hell and back. Life for me is most beautiful at the break of day, when the sun lights the sky in pink streaks. I’ve just…