Monthly Archives: June 2015

Abelard and Heloise

Say no more, I beg you, and cease from complaints like these which are so far removed from the true heart of love! Yet even if you are still offended by this, I find myself placed in such danger and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Becoming Dante

Contrary to what one might expect, giving up the hope of new love/relationships and becoming Dante has its advantages.  If Beatrice loves you after all and chooses at some point in the future to reciprocate, you were true to your … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

The Value of Unrequited Love

The divine Persons are subsistent relations, and the world, created according to the divine model, is a web of relationships. Creatures tend towards God, and in turn it is proper to every living being to tend towards other things, so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

My Thoughts Are Wing’d with Hopes

My thoughts are wing’d with hopes, my hopes with love. Mount Love unto the moon in clearest night And say, as she doth in the heavens move, In earth so wanes and waxeth my delight: And whisper this but softly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Dear, If You Change

Dear, if you change, I’ll never choose again. Sweet, if you shrink, I’ll never think of love. Fair, if you fail, I’ll judge all beauty vain. Wise, if too weak, more wits I’ll never prove. Dear, Sweet, Fair, Wise, change, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Graduation

The only things I wanted from my dissertation defense were a private conversation a friend was promising in order to motivate me to complete my dissertation more quickly, and my Ph.D.  The only thing I wanted from my Ph.D. (apart … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized