I’ve just finished a delicious book that had me reeling for days after. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides. Highly Recommend. The author coins a concept, Periphisense, that defines the chemical feeling of new love in a way I’ve never heard it described before. Purely brilliant. Like all great things addictive, (talking about you Breaking Bad), I can’t wait to forget about this gorgeous novel to come back to it a little ways down the road.
Ze Quote: “Dr. Luce introduced the concept of “periphescence”. The word itself means nothing; Luce made it up to avoid any etymological associations. The state of periphescence, however, is well known. It denotes the first fever of human pair bonding. It causes giddiness, elation, a tickling on the chest wall, the urge to climb a balcony on the rope of the beloved’s hair. Periphescence denotes the inital drugged and happy bedtime where you sniff your lover like a scented poppy for hours running. (It lasts, Luce explained, up to two years–tops.)” ― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Movie: Dream for An Insomniac
Song: We are 138 – The Misfits
Quote numba 2: “Unless it’s mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it’s a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn’t be one of them.” – Dream for an Insomniac