Paradox

Someone in England’s been carving heads, leaving them at folks’ places, and “no one” can solve the riddle. It’s in the BBC here.

But I don’t see that “twinkle twinkle little star does love blaze less from afare” is a riddle.

It’s a question. And the answer is either a clear NO or a clear YES.

The paradox can be observed in these two aphorisms:

Out of sight, out of mind.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I don’t think either of those proverbs is wrong. I think they apply to two different situations. If the “love” is not strong, not committed, or just a crush, then when the people are separated, they care less about each other.

If, however, the love is strong, is true, and is committed, then being apart from each other actually can strengthen the relationship. That doesn’t mean that lovers should stay apart from each other, but that being apart from each other won’t end the relationship.