..."but everyone is always in need of something that another person can give, be it undivided attention, a kind word or deep empathy. There is no better use of a life than to be attentive to such needs."
- Jonathan Safran Foer
via the NYT
Sunday, May 12, 2013
But I guess I could neatly sum up the Beatles break-up by quoting one of my comedy heroes, Mr. Jerry Lewis. Following Lewis’ break-up with his partner Dean Martin after ten hugely successful years together, someone told Jerry he loved him and Dean together and asked how the two could possibly have split up. Jerry answered with parable: “A man said ‘those are beautiful shoes you’re wearing’ to another man and the second man answered back, ‘yes, but I’m the only one who knows how much they hurt’.”
- via todayifoundout
- via todayifoundout
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: “When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.”
One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing “so you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?”
“Of course not.” the professor replied.
“Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more.”
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
My roommate has za'atar from Israel, and apparently it is delicious.
IN OTHER NEWS.
Spring break is next week and I could not be more excited. Sure, it will still involve care plans, flash cards, and other assorted painstaking assignments, but it will also involve sunshine, my best friends, my family, my dog, and mi amor.
And Emmy's spaghetti. So much of my happiness revolves around food.