Title: The Incurable Romantic
LOVE defines us.
It shapes the individual, ensures the preservation of the species, and is the principal subject we - as a culture - choose to examine in our art forms.
The experience of being in love is powerful and it inevitably changes how we feel and how we behave.
Even when love is normal it is so intense that for thousands of years doctors and poets have described love as a kind of madness; however, love can also go wrong. When this happens the consequences for the individual and those around them can be far reaching and in some instances truly astonishing. Love sickness is not a trivial matter. Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love’s madness.