Love is NOT…

“…a victory march.”

That’s from a verse from Leonard Cohen’s song, “Hallelujah.”

He wrote it in the face of “love” often fantasized as public triumph, for show.

It’s the “parade” down the wedding aisle.

“Look at me! Snagged me a partner devoted to me! I am worthy of love! Look upon my finery, ye single, and despair!”

Victory march. Small audience.

It’s the scroll down the Instagram or Facebook feed — you know it all too well — the gorgeous couple fawning over each other in word and image for the world to witness and admire.

Victory march. Global audience. …


Adam Gilad

Stanford Humanities Center Graduate Research Fellow Emmy-Nominated Producer and Writer, Cofounder: The; Facebook — The Bold Life Tribe

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