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Love is perhaps our normal state

“That which we experience when we are in love is perhaps our normal state. Being in love shows a person who they should be. When you love, you discover an unexpected wealth of tenderness and affection, so strong that you can’t even believe you are capable of such love.” Anton Chekhov

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Books

How and why we love art

“The very work of art has a personality: it may be serene or restless, courageous or careful, modest or confident, masculine or feminine, bourgeois or aristocratic. And our preferences reflect what we feel we don’t have enough of in our lives. We call a work ‘beautiful’ when it compensates for our imbalances in some way, […]

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Music

Is this a dream?

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Life begins with a breath

<<Life begins with a breath – a sudden gulp of air into the lungs followed by the plaintive cry of the newborn, announcing “Here I am ready”. And so it begins, a lifetime of breaths – more than half a billion. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. The gentle breathing of a sleeping child. The rapid puffs of […]

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The best thing for being sad is to learn something

“The best thing for being sad…is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil […]

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She’s not the one.

If she doesn’t scare the hell out of you, she’s not the one.