I had another major flare-up of Crohns' disease over the last couple of months. As I was going down, I received a book I had ordered. It is called "Love at Dancing Leaves: A tantra memoir" by M.K McCrae (Madhuri) (see: http://www.madhurijewel.com/book/index.htm).
It's a beautiful love story between two very unlikely people in a very unlikely place. It was the perfect way to survive the kind of hell my body (with my mind and mood hot on its tail) goes through during a flare up. It gave me hope that love between men and women actually is possible at the depth I seek it most.
If you get a chance, read it. It was definitely well worth it for me!
Ciao for now!