“Romantic love is an obsession, it possesses you”, said Dr Helen Fisher, an anthropologist in her book ‘Why we Love’ and it’s true. It’s incredibly distracting, falling in love and yet it is perhaps the greatest natural high there is. When you mix Oxytocin – the love hormone with a good amount of Dopamine (the pleasure hormone), you get a very heady mix, perhaps you could say, it makes us insane but what if you’re not looking to fall in love and it creeps up on you when you least expect it…then that’s not walking on air, that’s flying by the seat of your pants… Can falling in love be diagnosed? I asked myself this week and I found the answer, according to Freud, yes, pretty much and there’s even a genuine condition called ‘broken-heart syndrome‘ when/if/usually things head west – and even knowing that that happens and it’s basically awful, we still crave the primary high. When you fall in love, everything looks better, the rain becomes gentle kissing drops on your face, as opposed to wet, cold, ghastly drops. A traffic jam becomes another excuse to dream of your loved one, as opposed to a delay for an appointment that’s going to cost you dearly. Actually, falling in love is getting into a beautiful trap set up by nature, a natural occurence that’s very hard to fight. The term ‘love is blind’, I feel is fitting, because you never know when your brain will encounter love. It’s a natural muse, one that will leave you puzzled and in deep thought…possessed even and ultimately exhausted…
I hope you all love this weeks mobile photography and art showcase as much as I do and I wish all our American viewers a very Happy 4th July with much love! Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week.
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Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
@soul_engine, Jun Yamaguchi, Montse Abad, Kathy Clay, Catherine Caddigan, Art Noonan, Ale Di Gangi, Rita Colantonio, Gianluca Ricoveri, Deborah McMillion, Vadim Demyanov, Jane Schultz, p.a. hamel, Susan Rennie, Clint Cline, Jenny Pieters, @clau_clara, Robin Robertis, @cynthiabrody, @mlturbin, @cintia.malhotra, @klimtt – M. Cecilia São Thiago, @aniraz95, @ceci.fogel.glusman, @bears_rubies, @pause.and.breathe, @marian.rubin_photography, @carolannwiebe, @psychephoto, @marshadraws, @verbonnet, @vastumarco, @rosaliehellerphotography, @fichristian, @eveofthefuture, @oceanstide, Jill Lian.
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