August 19, 2011 by travelingsole
How can you love and hate something at the same time? How is it possible for a human to have completely opposite emotions simultaneously? Are love and hate opposites?
I just finished reading the book “My Name is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok. I will not spoil the book by telling you what happens. That book stirred a lot of emotions in me. Small laughs, some tears, contentment, rage, warm fuzzy feelings, and lots and lots of frustration. I’m not sure whether I love or hate the book.
At the beginning, I couldn’t read slow enough. When I run across a really good book, I like to read it slowly. I want to make it last as long as possible. I want to get every word.
By the end, I was reading fast to get it over. I almost didn’t finish. I could sense an ending that didn’t bring any satisfaction. But now that it’s done, I want to start at the beginning and read it again.
Is it possible for a human to have completely opposite emotions simultaneously?