Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Do you lose your temper easily? I don’t on the whole, but when I do, I really feel closer to God than at other times."

Franz Kafka

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"She glows. 
Her heavy strands of black hair slide / Like serpents over somber, blood-red plush. / She stands there as a rose within the night. / The dark-red rose so deep within the night."

Gertrud Kolmar

Saturday, August 19, 2017

“I HAVE A FANTASY DREAM PERSON. He’s a writer—a novelist. He dresses like a writer would, with cozy clothes. And he works out every day. He’s fit. He can walk for miles and he’s not vain. He absolutely adores me. He’s really pleased that I like traveling and gallivanting too. See, he doesn’t like going out; he can’t because he has to write all the time. When I come in at 2 AM and I’m really drunk, he makes sure that I get to bed (he was still up, working of course). He makes sure I have a glass of water and some aspirin. Then when I dream and wake up in the middle of the night, he writes down my dream so I don’t forget it. In the morning, he wakes me up and asks me, “So what happened last night? Did you have a good time?” And I tell him what happened.“

-Tracey Emin

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"For women who are tied to the moon, love alone is not enough. We insist each day wrap it’s knuckles through our heart strings and pull. The lows, the joy, the poetry. We dance at the edge of a cliff. You have fallen off. So it goes. You will climb up again."

-Letter from Anaïs Nin to Clementine Von Radics

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I won’t budge on wanting love:
human touch: not everything
has to be profitable.

-Jenny Zhang

Detachment as a bold act of self-protection.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

"A squeeze of the hand—enormous documentation—a tiny gesture within the palm, a knee which doesn’t move away, an arm extended, as if quite naturally, along the back of a sofa and against which the other’s head gradually comes to rest—this is the paradisiac realm of subtle and clandestine signs: a kind of festival not of the senses but of meaning."

-A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments, Roland Barthes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Gentle Reminder:

Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves too.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"I think gentleness is one of the most disarmingly and captivatingly attractive qualities there are."

-Nayyirah Waheed

Monday, July 17, 2017

I love when people are gentle in their spontaneity.
I love feeling the slight pressure of a hand on the small of my back
I love when people do not offer confusion
I love when people tell me they saw something that reminded them of me
I love telling someone I was just thinking of them
I love plans being made in advance
I love when people call me to say hello
I love saying I miss you
I love feeling warm, safe, enveloped, close, dripping honey, sweet, calm and kind.