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I'm in a bar next to the swanky hotel near Amsterdam Centraal, sipping Westmalle Dubbbel, waiting for A to join me after his conference, and reading Mating in Captivity - a book I have enjoyed immensely from the first word (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] captain_g, [livejournal.com profile] waylay).

In particular, this:

Aggression, objectification, and power all exist in the shadow of desire, components of passion that do not necessarily nurture intimacy. Desire operates along its own trajectory.

I have a lot to say on this topic, having lived the textbook case that the author is describing, the opposite thereof, and also a working combination of the two. But I'm only on page 31 of the book, so we'll see what else is coming up.

(Tonight in Amsterdam, what is coming up is a gorgeous dinner and cocktails!)

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Date: 2013-10-18 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain-g.livejournal.com
Ooo ! Can't wait to hear your thoughts :-D and I have another book to give you too xx

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