On Friday 04-Mar at 5:30-6:15pm EST (and every Friday to the end of Winter) we'll be hanging out, talking about love.
- defining love (21-Jan)
- love ethic (28-Jan)
- love practice (04-Feb)
- love recipe (11-Feb)
- boundaries (18-Feb)
- self-love (25-Feb)
- radical love (04-Mar)
- lovingkindness (11-Mar)
- love for sale (18-Mar) Register here to attend.
We start with a text, but it’s not a book club, not literary criticism; it’s an entry point into a conversation among friends, (even if this is our first time meeting), about what we think and feel about love.
So far, these dates are inspired and informed by the work of bell hooks, Prentis Hemphill, Sonya Renee Taylor, Loretta J. Ross, Sharon Salzman, Jeff Warren, Barbara Kruger and Cole Porter.
Also, I think the text could be in any medium.
As a society we are embarrassed by love. We treat it as if it were an obscenity. We reluctantly admit to it. Even saying the word makes us stumble and blush… Love is the most important thing in our lives, a passion for which we might fight or die, and yet we’re reluctant to linger over its names. Without a supple vocabulary, we can’t even talk or think about it directly. —Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of LoveLet's work on that love vocabulary.
next winter love study hall: Fri 18-Feb at 5:30-6:15pm EST
our topic: boundaries
Picking up on last week’s winter love study hall, love recipe
If love is in the actions we take (or don’t) and how, whether it’s a romantic love relationship or a different expression of love, the tension between what I want, need, believe matters vs what you want, need, believe matters is ever-present, whether actively generating or habitually, perhaps passively accepting, the quality of the relationship between us.
In this study hall, we’ll look at boundaries.
"Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously." — Prentis HemphillWhat do you think?
Let's talk about it at this week’s winter love study hall.
While there is nothing to prepare for us to hangout, you may feel inspired to pull out your favorite texts about love in advance of us getting together, and that’s cool too. Either way, it’ll be great to hang out with you and talk about love.
Register here to attend.
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It costs $7.00 to attend, and comes with a month of membership.
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