Love at The School of Life

I got some great books for my birthday. Wild Swim, from my friend Yorkie (Lady Amanda) and the Letters of Jean Rhys from  Christian and Sara, the dudes at The Travel Bookshop. Donna came with short stories by Alice Munro and Gilead, by Marilynn Robinson. Katie brought Bill Bryson’s History of Everthing. I also got a book of erotic writing from Kitty and Julia Bell gave me Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse. Julia also gave me a bar of emergency chocolate and a flyer about a ten week course on love at The School of Life a new foundation in Bloomsbury funded by various exotic philanthropists. The foundation, set up last September, has now been reccomended to me by several chums. It is a one off, an old fashioned type of charitable trust, dedicated to the life of the mind and such things as examining love, life, politics, family, all the big subjects.

The course on love offers everything from looking at the brain’s actual chemical make up when a person falls in love – to what Woody Allen has said about love.  It offers a mixture of literature, science, popular culture and philosophy on life’s grand subject.

I plan to sign up. I plan to take notes and try and learn something on this subject, for once.

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~ by moniqueroffey on April 29, 2009.

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