The idea of love distracts us
from an existential loneliness.
Today's short is a lovely animation, The Darkest Truth About Love. Directed and animated by Hannah Jacobs and Lara Lee, with music by Tom Rosenthal, the animation is inspired by Alain de Botton's Essays in Love.
The Darkest Truth About Love from Hannah Jacobs on Vimeo.
See de Botton's "The School of Life" page at his Website. The School of Life comprises a series of courses about relationships, families, politics, travels, careers, and more.
Essays in Love (Picador, 2006) on Amazon