Aphrodite After Therapy

“If music be the food of love, play on,” says Duke Orsino at the opening of Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night. He goes on to request his musicians give him such an excess of music that he may kill his appetite for it entirely. And with it, his yearning for Olivia, the woman who does not… Continue reading Aphrodite After Therapy

Felicity by Mary Oliver

Was the 2 a.m. emergency room really the best place to tease open the knots life ties between love and loss? I had no choice. I could not be anywhere else. Oliver, Mary.¬†Felicity.¬†New York: Penguin, 2015. Print. Genre: poetry Summary: Mary Oliver’s poetry and essay collections normally focus on nature. She lays bare her raptures… Continue reading Felicity by Mary Oliver