"classics are written by old white men and are extremely out of touch"
Yes, okay which exactly are? With the exception of a handful of Victorian authors, please tell me, WHICH classics are exactly out of touch?
Is it when Dostoyevsky writes about egoism in crime and punishment?
Is it when…
Love this version of an old fav song i used to play on repeat after i got it on the soundtrack of The OC. Always reminds me of waves.
One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: “When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.” One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing, “So you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?” “Of course not.” the professor replied. “Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more.”