Qualities that turn me on

I stumbled across Wendy MacNaughton’s expressive illustrations of Susan’s Sontag’s diary entries about love (featured on The Atlantic and Brain Pickings).

Below, Sontag’s “Qualities that turn me on (someone I love must have at least two or three)” from 2/15/70:


The complete image with more of Sontag’s thoughts on love after the jump.

I particularly love:

Can I love non-possessively, permissively, without withdrawing myself, setting up my own defenses and strategic retreats, on one hand, or reducing the amount and intensity of my love, on the other?

Written the margin: “Scarcity economy of love”

susan sontag complete

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