Love it is

The other day my bestie seemed to be in a furious mood when she called me. “I find the stuff you write too intense. Can’t you think beyond the vicious circle of love and pain? I am someone who needs humour in the stories I read… Tina Fey’s Bossypants did that for me, you know. The characters of your stories are always in an emotional mess, why? I am left to wonder what happened to them with every story. It is maddening,” she complained. After patiently listening to her, I ended the call and decided to introspect. During that process, I bumped into this article that I forwarded her later. Read it for yourself, but allow me to highlight a few lines from that piece here.

~ The very last page of his (William S. Burroughs) journal, penned three days before his death, read:

Only thing can resolve conflict is love… Pure love.
Love? What is It?
Most natural painkiller what there is.
LOVE. ~

A few minutes later I got this text from her, “Love it is. I always discredit it. It is called self-preservation.”

Love it is, I rest my case.

William S. Burroughs on Love

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Pooja Chopra Goel

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