Welcome to Week 24!
Let us mull and reminisce of love, as we enter the Valentine Week – a space reserved for love in its several manifestations and interpretations.
A few quotes here to give different perspectives.
“Sacrificing your happiness for the happiness of the one you love is by far the truest type of love.”
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
“Darling, please sacrifice something for me so that I know that you love me, and in return I will stop considering you as the major compromise of my life.”
Aaron Ben Zeev
Here’s a story to whet your appetite. You may choose to analyse the behavior of the protagonist and support/discuss/condemn/criticize it. Does it always take two to be in love? Or one can be in love with the concept of love?
Swimming upstream is not an easy job for anyone. Some people are wired differently, and are labelled eccentrics. Henry was famous for his wit and literary excellence. His work earned him fame, recognition and international awards.
The ban on homosexuality aroused the activist in him. The nation appeared to be divided in its opinion. Huge lobbies were formed, either supporting or slamming him. There were vocal demands that his books be banned.
Close circles knew that Henry was not a homosexual. Love had pulled him into this battle of honor.
He intensely loved a woman who was a lesbian.
All these are just appetizers. Feel free to write whatever comes to mind – poem, story, free format writing, personal reflections, memoirs, anecdotes — and link up to this post.
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