"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Monday, November 23, 2009

Breathing and Heartbreak

It was peculiar, but Lola couldn’t bear to bring herself to read a solitary book about the subject of love. There were too many, she discovered, many more than any reasonable person would imagine need exist about a topic that was so pervasive, so common to human experience. Everyone, or nearly everyone on earth, she thought, knew about love, in exactly the same way that everyone knew about breathing. Scarcely a single book needed to be written about it. Instead, Lola sought a book about heartbreak. Now that was a topic almost everyone in the world could benefit from learning more about.

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