“Call Me By Your Name” and the Heartbreak I’ve Never Had

Why you need to watch Call me by your name
Photo: Sony Picture Classics

On Sunday afternoon, I watched Call Me By Your Name and left the theater weeping.* Not because I left feeling hopeless, but simply nostalgic, for old lessons and old times.  Continue reading ““Call Me By Your Name” and the Heartbreak I’ve Never Had”

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“Could You Be With a Short Guy?”

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Napoleon on horseback. Painting by Alfred G. C. Comte d’Orsay

“Yeah,” I said.

I was talking to my cousin on the phone. She’d just come from a law school friend’s wedding in the Bay Area, an intimate affair up in the hills of Berkeley where, during cocktail hour, the bride had come up to her with a conspiratorial twinkle in her eye.

“There’s someone here I want to set you up with,” Ginny said, “He’s one of Harry’s best friends and my absolute favorite of all his friends.” Continue reading ““Could You Be With a Short Guy?””

A Surprising Thing I Learned After Moving in Together

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I used to think those people who sat alone at Starbucks writing on their laptops were pretentious posers. Now I know: They are people who have recently moved in with someone.

                                                                        – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City 

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