Happiness as Anarchy #325: On Language and Love

TED is brilliant. I love good presenters and odd topics and fifteen minute talks. Last night I watched Mandy Len Catron talk about the language we use to describe love. We liken love to madness or combat, and consider it something that happens to us. She challenges that notion, presenting a different perspective that favours choice and agency, and is really quite hopeful. If you’d rather read, try her article in the New York Times.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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