The Australian Women's Weekly

The other kind of love

Love? Which kind of love? We blithely say, “I love my dog”, “I love chocolate”, “I love my partner”, “I love my children”, “I love my job”, “I love that book … that song … that sunset”. We may even hear ourselves saying, “I love your shoes” with the same kind of enthusiasm as when we say, “I will love you forever”, yet no one assumes we mean the same thing in all those cases.

Because “love” is such a carry-all word, it’s open to misinterpretation. The very power of it – the charm of it, the magic of it – creates the potential for all kinds of misunderstandings. “Love you!” we might chirrup, as a lighthearted way of ending a phone call – rather like the affectionate little “x” we might add to a text sent to someone

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da The Australian Women's Weekly

The Australian Women's Weekly4 min letti
‘We’re Continuing To Break The Cycle’
Maryam Chimosa was just two years old when her family set up home in Brisbane, Queensland. She’d been born in a Kenyan refugee camp, the safe sanctuary her parents and two older siblings had arrived in after fleeing Somalia’s civil war. “We didn’t kn
The Australian Women's Weekly2 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
It's Easter time!
MAKES 12 PREP AND COOK TIME 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES (+ COOLING TIME) You’ll find writing gels in the cake decorating aisle of the supermarket. 125g butter, at room temperature¾ cup (165g) caster sugar1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour½ cup (125ml) milk2 e
The Australian Women's Weekly4 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
The Clever Condiment
SERVES 4 PREP AND COOK TIME 20 MINUTES (+ 1 HOUR BRINING) ½ cup (250ml) Kikkoman Soy Sauce¼ cup (55g) firmly packed brown sugar1 tablespoon white wine vinegar½ bulb garlic, halved2 sprigs thyme½ lemon, thinly sliced700g chicken breasts, halved hor