The Unbearable Lightness of B…
by Bonnie Stiernberg
“We all reject out of hand the idea that the love of our life may be something light or weightless; we presume our love is what must be, that without it our life would no longer be the same; we feel that Beethoven himself, gloomy and awe-inspiring, is playing the ‘Es muss sein!’ to our own great love.”—Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Would it fucking kill this motherfucker to smile every now and then? Cheer up, Tweedy!” —@MayorEmanuel
As Milan Kundera notes in his classic exploration of lightness and gravity, of nihilism and human emotions, it’s easy to take our own experiences—the weights...