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Monday, January 14, 2013

What Love Is Not

I saw a fantastic little essay (I can't remember where I saw it - maybe posted on a friend's FaceBook wall?), and I thought it contained a lot of truth, so I'll recommend it here:
What Love Is Not
I won't quote the whole article, but here's how it starts:
Love is not what the movies and hit songs tell us it is.

Love doesn't hurt. If it hurts it's something else. Fear. Attachment. Idolatry. Addiction. Possessiveness.

Nobody's heart aches out of love. In pop culture, love gets conflated with desire all the time. From childhood we learn you can like something, or you can love it, as if it's only different degrees of the same thing.

Love is all selflessness. It's the opposite of need and attachment. To an individual it's a sensation of allowing, rather than seeking. Letting go, rather than grasping....
Recommended reading.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sexiest Blogs of 2012

I am very surprised, and even more pleased, that Aarron at Red Region Inferno has named this blog as one of his 40 Sexiest Blogs of 2012. Pleased for obvious reasons - I'm a vain attention whore always happy to be recognized. Surprised because my blogging output in 2012 was markedly down from previous years. Even more surprising, I'm on a short list of blogs that have been on his year-end list for the past three years.

Here's what he says about this blog:
A journal style blog filled with randomness, but focusing on the more sexual and erotic side of life. A lot of well written fiction this year.
Many thanks to Aarron. Please check out the list, and enjoy!