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It's a fine line between living for the moment and being a sociopath.

Patricia B McConnell: For The Love Of A Dog.

Pema Chodron: The Places That Scare You

Daniel Wallace: Mr Sebastian & the Negro Magician

All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. --Pablo Neruda

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Maybe it's really this good

Is it just the mood I'm in, or is the following description of speed dating just dead great?

Eight strangers, eight minutes each: it’s hard not to smirk at speed-dating. And yet I don’t think we need eight minutes, nor do we need much in the way of words. When there is no recognition, you may as well talk for eight years. And when you’ve met before, in some guise, you know enough in an instant. Only the facts need to be unpacked. You know what this person needs to hear; what their heart longs for; what delights them. You know enough, and because that moment is such a perfect fractal, you even know how it will turn out—the ending is contained in the beginning. It’s no wonder we shield ourselves from such clarity. It gets written, I think, to the same part of the brain as those vivid morning dreams that dissolve by the time coffee is brewed.

And this has got to be one of the loveliest lines to poke me in the eye in a long while:

...Love lies in the wonder, not the rarity.

All from www.dervala.net

Comments on "Maybe it's really this good"


Anonymous The Kid said ... (3:37 PM) : 

"it’s hard not to smirk at speed-dating."
Easier to do when you're not single... (spoken from single-hood-dum - but not bitter) ;)


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