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beautiful complications

beautiful complications

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

-Jean Houston

firsts of many fleetings

firsts of many fleetings

"I want you to crave me. From my lips, up to my words."


-JE (unknown)

a celebration of intimacy

a celebration of intimacy

"They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered."


-F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

what was once new

what was once new

i like my body

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body.  i like what it does,
i like its hows.  i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones,and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the,shocking fuzz
of your electric furr,and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh….And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new

-e.e. cummings

a casual profundity

a casual profundity

“Scarlett: I only know that I love you!
Rhett: That's your misfortune.” 

- Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

detriment

detriment

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” 

-Mitch Albom, For One More Day

a mental impression retained

a mental impression retained

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” 

-Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore

sacred salt

sacred salt

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

evacuation

evacuation

"For Sale:

Baby shoes. Never worn."

-Ernest Hemingway

an inquiry of wounds

an inquiry of wounds

“What should I possibly have to tell you, oh venerable one? Perhaps that you're searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don't find the time for finding?” 
 

-Hermann Hesse, Siddharta

 

 

the birth of anticipation and hope

the birth of anticipation and hope

"The days passed in a dream. I pictured a reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I'd almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope's finest expression. In hope's loss, however, is the greatest despair."

Steven I. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

the conclusion of closure

the conclusion of closure

"I always thought there was
something romantic about fighting
for someone,
about winning them back,
eventual happiness. 
But as I sit here with stones in
my chest,
where hope used to lie,
I have come to realize that there 
is nothing lovely about having to
continuously convince someone to 
love you.”


-S.L. (unknown)

the resurface

the resurface

“My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive--I'll find love again.” 


-Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

beautiful complications

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."

-Jean Houston

firsts of many fleetings

"I want you to crave me. From my lips, up to my words."


-JE (unknown)

a celebration of intimacy

"They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered."


-F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

what was once new

i like my body

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body.  i like what it does,
i like its hows.  i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones,and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the,shocking fuzz
of your electric furr,and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh….And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new

-e.e. cummings

a casual profundity

“Scarlett: I only know that I love you!
Rhett: That's your misfortune.” 

- Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

detriment

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” 

-Mitch Albom, For One More Day

a mental impression retained

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” 

-Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore

sacred salt

"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

evacuation

"For Sale:

Baby shoes. Never worn."

-Ernest Hemingway

an inquiry of wounds

“What should I possibly have to tell you, oh venerable one? Perhaps that you're searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don't find the time for finding?” 
 

-Hermann Hesse, Siddharta

 

 

the birth of anticipation and hope

"The days passed in a dream. I pictured a reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I'd almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope's finest expression. In hope's loss, however, is the greatest despair."

Steven I. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

the conclusion of closure

"I always thought there was
something romantic about fighting
for someone,
about winning them back,
eventual happiness. 
But as I sit here with stones in
my chest,
where hope used to lie,
I have come to realize that there 
is nothing lovely about having to
continuously convince someone to 
love you.”


-S.L. (unknown)

the resurface

“My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive--I'll find love again.” 


-Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

beautiful complications
firsts of many fleetings
a celebration of intimacy
what was once new
a casual profundity
detriment
a mental impression retained
sacred salt
evacuation
an inquiry of wounds
the birth of anticipation and hope
the conclusion of closure
the resurface