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easy part of love is falling into it

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a great read article ,,thought of sharing with all





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Thanks Natasha.

An interesting read and so on the mark.

Some of my favourite points:

When we talk about love, we're talking about the essence of human behaviour.

Which is not to say the best of human behaviour, not by a long shot. Not only do most of these stories contain traces of adultery, jealousy, resentment and paralyzing regret, for the editor this is the very stuff of love. The fact is if you're talking about bliss, you're probably not talking about love.

"A love story can never be about full possession," writes Eugenides in the volume's introduction. "The happy marriage, the requited love, the desire that never dims — these are lucky eventualities but they aren't love stories. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name."

The fleeting nature of so much love – especially the sort that creeps up out of nowhere and knocks the unwary right off the beam of good sense – makes the short story one of its ideal forms of fictional articulation. Short-form masters such as Carver, Nabokov, Richard Ford, Trevor and Munro can track the arc of the entire event. Love moves through people's lives like a hit-and-run driver, and the best writers are equipped with photo radar.

It's not just the speed but the havoc of the emotion that makes it such a ripe event for literary scrutiny. Love pushes even the most reasonable people to the edge of the emotional frontier, where they are capable of anything.


Right on.

:star: :star: :star:

SpiritAlight edits due to extreme lack of typing abilities. :)

You will do foolish things.

Do them with enthusiasm!!

Don't just do something. Sit there.

K1: Flew to the U.S. of A. – January 9th, 2008 (HELLO CHI-TOWN!!! I'm here.)

Tied the knot (legal ceremony, part one) – January 26th, 2008 (kinda spontaneous)

AOS: Mailed V-Day; received February 15th, 2007 – phew!

I-485 application transferred to CSC – March 12th, 2008

Travel/Work approval notices via email – April 23rd, 2008

Green card/residency card: email notice of approval – August 28th, 2008 yippeeeee!!!

Funny-looking card arrives – September 6th, 2008 :)

Mailed request to remove conditions – July 7, 2010

Landed permanent resident approved – August 23rd, 2010

Second funny looking card arrives – August 31st, 2010

Over & out, Spirit

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