A Love We Can Feel

Fifty Shades of Grey opens this weekend, and while I personally haven’t read the book, and have no intention of watching the movie, I can understand why the story has found such an audience. Past the shock and curiosity, there is a cultural hunger for a love we can feel. And if someone loves us … Continue reading A Love We Can Feel

Love, But Not As We Know It

I’ve been thinking about Little Women and Jo March’s romance all weekend, and I think the difference of reader opinion about who she should’ve married--Laurie Laurence or Professor Bhaer--is rooted in our own perspectives on love and marriage. The two men represent very different kinds of relationships, and our response to them is largely determined, … Continue reading Love, But Not As We Know It