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

a consolation denied
a consolation denied

"I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. 

I do not think that they will sing to me." 


-T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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

 

 

a slow rebirth
a slow rebirth

"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

a detour before forgetting you
a detour before forgetting you

"if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little."

-Pablo Neruda, If You Forget me

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.”


-unknown

rebirth
rebirth

“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