The Torture and Promise of Young Love

by Regis Boff

In my experience, addictions drive all of human pursuit. We are never happy until we have found and can continue to find access to that which will repeal our pain. What we call pleasure is in reality only the psychochemical balance we succeed in discovering. We then lock on it until it fails us.
The institute of marriage prevails over eons for precisely for this reason. The torture and promise of young love, with its marching band of arm-flailing hormones, can only be remedied by finding another to rely on.