The love story story
How do we learn to understand such deep emotions? Feelings do not come in ways that are easy to define, they come in erratic combinations that need narrative order to become clear. Some can be explained by hormones and some can be explained by our unique thought processes, but many come from what we see, hear and read. Love is all in the story. Historian Barbara H Rosenwein, argues that neither psychology nor anthropology fully understands love, only history sees that it’s all about word time and the telling. Here she uncovers why the brain cannot just associate feelings with words to create senses, it needs to find and create narratives to make true understandings of such complex emotions.