Is It Time We Stopped Hoping for a Soulmate?

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Is It Time We Stopped Hoping for a Soulmate?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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watched Damien Chazelle’s La La Land once again last week. If you’ve had a tough week, I suggest you do the same this long weekend. It presents a kind of blazing higher order beauty that all of us need in our tepid-coloured lives.

Two beautiful people, Mia and Sebastian, seem to share a love that defines them in ways few before them ever have – and as this writer believes, few after ever would. And yet, they don’t end up with each other. They are soulmates in every sense of the word and yet, they spend their lives with other people who maybe perfectly wonderful but fall short of the soulmate tag.

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