Bill Konigsberg

The hole in my heart, I can’t even begin to describe. It’s hard when you open your heart and let someone in and then suddenly they’re not in it anymore. It doesn’t matter whose fault it is; that empty spot stings so bad that you want to find any kind of relief, or wrap yourself up so tight you can’t feel it anymore. I knew it might be there a little while. Or maybe even a long while. For both of us.

“The hole in my heart, I can’t even begin to describe. It’s hard when you open your heart and let someone in and then suddenly … Read More

The Greeks were smarter than us, and they had different words for different kinds of love. There’s storge, which is family love. That’s not us. There’s eros, which is sexual love. There’s philia, which is brotherly love. And then there’s the highest form. Agape.” He pronounced it “aga-pay.” “That’s transcendental love, like when you place the other person above yourself.

“The Greeks were smarter than us, and they had different words for different kinds of love. There’s storge, which is family love. That’s not us. … Read More

It needs to be said that sometimes my mom forgets important details when she talks. Like the time she told us she was considering leather (couches, it turns out), or when I was little and she said, “Here’s a napkin to put your balls in” (the Atomic Fireballs that I was eating, she meant).

“It needs to be said that sometimes my mom forgets important details when she talks. Like the time she told us she was considering leather … Read More