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“If you want, blame the coronavirus: Say the lockdown has made you a little crazy. Or tell the person why you are doing it, and let them comfort you (and see where it goes from there).” I am into these four bullet points on how to bring more love into our lives, from Arthur C. Brooks, in The Atlantic. (The part I quoted is from No. 3: “Take a risk. Confess your love or admiration for someone who doesn’t know you have these feelings.”)
“Following Your Heart Is the Logical Thing to Do,” a hybrid illustrated essay, by the anonymous author More To That. (“You can’t predict the countless benefits that await you on the other side.”)
“When therefore it shall happen, as happen it will, that you or I have disappointed the expectation of the other, you are not to suppose that you have lost me or that I intended to lose you; nothing will remain but to repair the fault, and to go on as if it never had been committed.” Alan Jacobs quoting Samuel Johnson, in a blog post on “The Emotional Intelligence of Long Experience.”