All About Love: New Visions

All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks (2000) She calmly goes through every wrinkle and variation of anything anyone has ever referred to as “love” since the beginning of time and creates a kind of model for living. While I learned some things reading this book, it's stuff I feel like I need to learn again (and probably again and again)—you don't just easily assimilate things this elemental by reading a book, at least not reading it only once. I feel like I personally am far from being able to live up up to her ultimate model of someone who is really exploring what love is in an evolved and healthy way. Maybe I'm getting closer. Reading the book definitely moved me closer, but I don't know if I'll ever get there, at least not in this lifetime. Anyway, here's a quote from the book I was compelled to copy down: “To be loving is to be open to grief, to be touched by sorrow, even sorrow that is unending.”