on the problem of wanting

And here’s the writer of “To Fall In love with anyone, do this” New York Times Modern Love column written by Mandy Len Cantron. She teaches writing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

An excellent read and a recent FP. Enjoy.

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the love story project

For weeks I’ve wanted to write about all that’s happened in my life in 2015, but I couldn’t find a good way to get at it. I keep thinking back to a rainy Sunday night, about a year ago, when I met two friends for dinner. One was pregnant and doing interesting research for her PhD in linguistics. She and her husband were thinking about buying a condo or moving to a new, baby-friendly apartment. The other, a psychologist, I hadn’t seen since August, when she was in the midst of a messy break up with a not-at-all-nice guy. But by March she was living happily with her new boyfriend—a man who seemed unbelievably successful and kind and good for her. A man she met the day after her break up. She told us about helping to raise his two kids, and her summer plans to attend conferences and visit…

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2 thoughts on “on the problem of wanting

  1. An inspiring story. I read it from top to bottom (bc engineers like a systematic process, it makes for greater efficiency) and was so engrossed ignored my beautiful daughter who was desperately trying to get my attention to help her with her homework. All good now, back in the real world. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you for reading, Marti.
      For a long read, she is so simply articulate using simple words and doesn’t have to show off her brilliant mind. That is what I call good writing and she writes well. Hope your pretty daughter received 110% on her assignment with your help.

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