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I read aloud to my love before bed tonight the Longreads blog post “Escape from Jonestown“. If you have never read anything about it before, you should. It’s a great example of when religion, power, cults, and drugs meet together. It’s a great example of when people put their faith in a human and exalt him above all gods and science. It’s a great example of how blind people can be when they want to believe and hope for something better, some utopia that will never exist.

I encourage you to read it, and read it aloud with someone you love. Something like this, when reading it aloud, brings out an intimacy that is rare and special and connecting. It’s an intimacy that few couples experience in this world, and I am happy to be one of the lucky ones who experience it on a more regular basis, enough so to be envied.

Take my word for it. Read aloud to your love, in the bed, soaking in a luxurious bath, while on holiday, etc., and you will see. Read heart-wrenching or heart-warming stories. It doesn’t matter. It’s the spending of time together, only one voice speaking to listening ears, and the connection is amazing. Things will change. You will become connected in an intimate way you never thought possible.

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