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Pygmalion and Galatea by Jean-Léon Gérôme, circa 1890. (Public domain image provided by the New York Metropolitan Museum)

[caption id="attachment_17307" align="alignright" width="271"] Galatea and the Cyclops (Roman fresco found at Pompeii, first century ad. Public domain)[/caption] A love of wonder: according to Aristotle, this is what brought the lover of wisdom (Greek, philosophos)...

Tristan & Iseult (Copyright © 2011, Gerald McDermott. Used with permission.)

One of my favorite quotes by Joseph Campbell, in Myths to Live By, refers to Love as the burning point of life. When he elaborates, what we come to understand is that life is sorrowful,...

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