is love just imagination?

I was listening to some classical music on my local classical station on the way in to work today, and one song was said to have been composed for a play about a sculpture who fell in love with his statue. After some googling, I think this is Pygmalion, in Greek mythology. This made me wonder …

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King, Queen, Knave, by Vladimir Nabokov

This fun, funny, and darkly interesting novel is another masterpiece in the seemingly endless line of masterpieces from Nabokov. This book has made me decide that I will no longer listen to any Nabokov books, and will read them all instead, because I am endlessly wanting to highlight things. This story is about a woman's …

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Love, death, ghosts, and history. What a sad, funny, interesting and heart-squeezing novel. From Wikipedia: Many years ago, during a visit to Washington DC, my wife's cousin pointed out to us a crypt on a hill and mentioned that, in 1862, while Abraham Lincoln was president, his beloved son, Willie, died, and was temporarily interred …

Finding Frances

The feature length finale of the Comedy Central series 'Nathan For You' takes an amazing melancholy turn, when Nathan decides to use the show's resources to find Bill Heath's (the Bill Gates impersonator from previous episodes) long lost love. Though still full of the same comedic flavor that Nathan is famous for, this is a …

The Orville, Episode 9

In another somewhat dull episode of The Orville, all the crew members fall in love with each other. This one was more focused on humor and relationship stuff than real adventure or thoughtful things. The blue alien that Kelly cheated on Ed with ends up on the ship as a forensic archaeologist, to determine which of …

Red magic?

Wednesday #writingprompt: Red magic #writing #NaNoWriMo — Lucent Dreaming (@lucentdreaming) November 15, 2017   I'm using Lucent Dreaming's writing prompt, because I ran out of ideas today! What is Red Magic? Red is associated with love, and anger... both closely related. Passionate feelings are given the color red. I wonder why that is? It could …

Love in the Time of Cholera

This was the story of love between many people over a lifetime. There were so many little nuggets of goodness in this novel that it's hard to give a general idea of why I liked it. I loved the description of Florintino, and found a lot of myself in him. He was also laughable at …