Monday, September 05, 2011
The View from my Bicycle [COLUMN]
End of Chapter 12: Heartbreak [Extract from the book, Being Wrong, by Kathryn Schulz]
...we should be able to be wrong from time to time, and be at peace with other people's occasional wrongness, and still love and be loved. That's so basic as to be banal, and yet it runs counter to our prevailing model of romantic love. There is no room for divergence, disagreement or error in the starry-eyed, soul-mate version of love articulated by Aristophanes et al. To accommodate these eventualities - and we had better accommodate them - we need a more capacious model of love. In this model, love is not predicated on sharing each other's world as we might share a soul. It is predicated, instead, on sharing it as might share a story...
SHOOT: This next part is REALLY good!