Out of my five closest friends, two are straight men. All three of us have partners, but honestly, that’s irrelevant for my argument. Having these two male friends has helped me see men as whole human beings in their own right, with hopes and heartbreak, fears and aspirations. I believe my presence in their lives has done the same for them. We don’t see each other as potential romantic partners, and this has allowed us to look at the opposite sex from a different lens – a lens that has no agenda. It’s just individuals hanging out together. Just… being.
Ray is both endearing and annoying at once. He doesn’t want to hurt women, but still ends up making them feel unsafe. This contradiction highlights the problem with gender discourse today – men are given a long list of ‘Don’ts’ for their dealings with women. But in the absence of a list of ‘Dos’, many men find themselves lost and confused.
I buy myself flowers every week. These dainty bunches are my favourite pick-me-up on low days, and the cherry on top of the cake on good days.
Such is the power of love – it turns mundane to magic, boring to brilliant, and death to power. So, why should we not be obsessed with love? The irony is, though, that as certainly as we want to love and be loved, as uncertain we are about what it really means. Perhaps these books about love will help you figure some things out.
What’s it like, I wonder, to be a woman who loves a man, in any capacity, who’s a sex offender in the public eye?
The more one is attached to ‘Maya,’ the world of illusions, the material world, the more one desires. The more one desires the more one suffers.
The media has been, for quite some time, highly unfair to people who have suffered thus. The portrayal of such conditions has been superficial and grossly inaccurate. However, some shows on TV have attempted to get this portrayal right.
When a cat purrs, it is usually a signal that it is content and satisfied. However, that is not the only time cats purr though.
We know that a minimalist lifestyle is easy on the pocket, and is good for the environment. But, that freeing feeling it brings with it warrants exploration about what it does to our minds and souls.
A masterpiece in the 21st Century is made of three elements: Distinct visuals, good PR and publicity, and a thoughtful and relevant idea. For Sid, the bright pink of the Scatter Brain stemmed from his love for Pink Floyd. But, it inadvertently became an unmissable emblem. One couldn’t unsee it, or walk (or in my case, scroll, since I discovered it on an Instagram story) past it.