A glimpse…

“You find out who you are when you are in love. The experience is likely to appear at critical junctures-adolescence, middle age-when a stage of life is being outgrown.”

W.H. Auden, from a lecture on Romeo and Juliet

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  1. But what happens when you get to a critical juncture, and you are _not_ in love?

    I’ve never had acne. I don’t intend to start now…

    This explains _a lot_.

  2. But what happens when you get to a critical juncture, and you are _not_ in love?

    I’ve never had acne. I don’t intend to start now…

    This explains _a lot_.

  3. Holy crap! That’s frighteningly true.

    Now I’m going to be thinking about the “why” of that all day. Thanks; better brain virus than someone singing “It’s a Small World” I guess.

  4. Holy crap! That’s frighteningly true.

    Now I’m going to be thinking about the “why” of that all day. Thanks; better brain virus than someone singing “It’s a Small World” I guess.

  5. I’ve never understood the concept of life stages. To me, your life is constantly changing, so dividing it up into segments is mostly arbitrary.

    I’ve also had the same issue with the color spectrum.

  6. I’ve never understood the concept of life stages. To me, your life is constantly changing, so dividing it up into segments is mostly arbitrary.

    I’ve also had the same issue with the color spectrum.

  7. So what does it mean when you are in love continuously, over a long period of time (as I am)? Maybe I am experiencing an ongoing critical juncture? Well, that is possible, I guess. or maybe I am just senile.

  8. So what does it mean when you are in love continuously, over a long period of time (as I am)? Maybe I am experiencing an ongoing critical juncture? Well, that is possible, I guess. or maybe I am just senile.

  9. Never was in love as a teenager. I was actually 30 before I felt anything like love. Hard to say about middle age, though, technically, I guess I am middle aged now.

  10. Never was in love as a teenager. I was actually 30 before I felt anything like love. Hard to say about middle age, though, technically, I guess I am middle aged now.

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