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This really is an essay about time, isn't it? And love is present. With all discussion of past and future, and the conjuring of the past in the future, love is present.

It reminds me of Wittgenstein's admonition: "If eternity is understood not as endless temporal duration
but as timelessness, then he lives eternally who lives in the
present." (6.4311)By extension, people who love in the present love eternally. Ms. Rapp clearly loves in the present, and her capacity to do so expands her ability to be present with those others around her who it would be easier to regard with understandings from the past. In shifting from past to present, eternity expands. Thank you for this reminder.