12 July 2018
Andrew Sean Greer


How can so many things become a bore by middle age—philosophy, radicalism, and other fast foods—but heartbreak keeps its sting? Perhaps because he finds fresh sources for it.
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Nothing to do but laugh about it. True for everything.
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Maybe what you need at your age is a broken heart.
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The work, the habit, the words, will fix you. Nothing else can be depended on, and Less has known genius, what genius can do. But what if you are not a genius? What will the work do then?