“Love is patient. Love is kind.”
A month ago, my incredible fiancée asked me what, above all else, I wanted for my 30th birthday. I told her I simply wanted to be with the people I love most on this planet - my family and my friends.
In the pit of my stomach, I knew I wanted this quite desperately - but because of the living see-saw that the world under quarantine has become, I knew I shouldn’t set my expectations too high. I would’ve gladly…
When I was in college, I had a professor who succinctly expressed the reason why a single movie could inspire a multitude of reactions from its audience:
“We all have a different emotional landscape,” he said. A different set of experiences that have defined our lives for better, for worse, that shape our reactions to art and expression.
Emotional landscape. I’ve thought about that phrase ever since, especially when encountering works that might have hit a nerve deep within me…