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The Same

Publicado em 21/06/2021

No relationship we enter into ever has quite the intensity of romance. It is weird and wonderful thing that has haunted poets, philosophers, kings and queens and the humblest citizens in every age. As thought from nowhere the whole body changes, the mind grows besotted and no longer the master of its on destiny. The signs are unmistakable: a dreaminess of demeanour, a constant desire to be with the beloved, a willingness to oblige their every whim, and a near complete indifference to everyone and everything else. To be sure, not everyone suffers the full rigours of the condition, but it is general enough and (occasional denials notwithstanding) sufficiently cross-cultural to count among the handful of human universals in addition to laughter and tears. Peculiar of they are, romantic relationships share with friendships the same processes of evaluation and assessment, the same dependence of trust, the same fragility when exposed to being let down, the same risk of abandonment when somebody better comes along.

—Robin Dunbar, Friends, Little Brown, 2021

Blues

Publicado em 10/05/2021

Like a hundred years from now, the way I feel, to my knowledge, I don’t think it will be any more blues. But I hope that some of the younger people do latch in to it, you know, and play the real old roots, the real old blues. It’s better than any dose of medicine that any doctor can write you a prescription for. The real thing about it, the younger race they don’t know what the blues is because they didn’t live the blues and they didn’t go through hard tribulation and hard times.(…)

—Little Freddie King, Newvelle Records, 2020

É Apenas

Publicado em 11/04/2021

Há uma diferença essencial entre o fim do amor e o fim da amizade. Nas relações amorosas podemos sempre alegar que o suposto “amor” foi um equívoco. Mas é muito mais difícil sermos amigos de alguém durante anos e um dia concluirmos que aquilo nunca foi uma amizade.
No amor, o erro sobre o objecto é um alibi para o desgosto. Na amizade, o erro sobre o objecto é apenas desgostante.

—Pedro Mexia, Estado Civil, Tinta da China, 2009