by Clarissa Chua

When it came to romance, I used to believe that if it’s meant to be, it will be. But sometimes, it’s a constant choice whether or not both parties want to continue. It’s a decision to keep moving, and to continue giving and forgiving.

Obstinate, adj.

Sometimes it becomes a contest: Which is more stubborn, the love or the two arguing people caught within it?”

Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan isn’t my favorite love story but it gave me new lenses through which to see the world. It is a book that showed, in an unconventional style, the different forms of love—both subtle and extravagant.

Detachment, n.

Even when I detach, I care. You can be separate from a thing and still care about it. If I wanted to detach completely, I would move my body away. I would stop the conversation midsentence. I would leave the bed. Instead, I hover over it for a second. I glance off in another direction. But I always glance back at you.”

David Levithan puts into words those untranslatable thoughts about the mysteries of love. And he hits us with these mysteries that make us think.

Basis, n.

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.”

And last but not the least, intertextuality. The word below seems like a comment to Erin McCahan’s comical view of the vagueness of words.

Do you have Last Book Syndrome as well? Share it in the comments below. See you next Friday! ☁

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