Brain in Love
1896 skrev en missionär ned följande kärleksdikt, som han hört bland Kwakiutl indianerna i södra Alaska, och jag håller med hjärnforskaren Helen Fisher….en av de mest drabbande dikter jag hört, läst…hör henne läs:
”Fire runs through my body with the pain of loving you.
Pain runs through my body with the fires of my love for you.
Pain like a boil about to burst with my love for you, consumed by fire with my love for you.
I remember what you said to me.
I am thinking of your love for me.
I am torn by your love for me.
Pain and more pain — where are you going with my love?
I am told you will go from here.
I am told you will leave me here.
My body is numb with grief.
Remember what I said, my love.
Goodbye, my love, goodbye.”
Emily Dickinson once wrote, ”Parting is all we need to know of hell. (Avsked är allt vi behöver veta om helvetet).
How many people have suffered in all the millions of years of human evolution? How many people around the world are dancing with elation at this very minute? Romantic love is one of the most powerful sensations on Earth.