Otherworldly Words: Obsess

Ah, amore! It’s February and our minds turn to St. Valentine’s Day and longing gazes and tokens of love. But what about when love crosses the line? #OtherworldlyWords returns with a look at four words that describe the downside of love and attraction.

While marketed as a good thing for cologne, obsession can have its down side. From a Latin root meaning to “besiege,” it is easy to see how a completely pervasive thought is like an attack on the mind. Being on someone’s mind is lovely; being someone’s only thought is a curse. To be completely consumed with anything — or anyone — leads down a dark road to disaster.

Earlier is February: Bewitch

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