The cynic in me thinks that these words are just a ploy to have you take off all your clothes, yet the romantic in me wants to believe in this kind of forever after. -tM
The cultivation of Intimacy, whether it be through friendships, lovers, family, or with yourself, that is the way to love. An intimate inclusion that allows you to become more then what you are. It is worth every effort; every heartbreak. It is growth by fire. -tM
She tells her love while half asleep
She tells her love while half asleep,
In the dark hours,
With half-words whispered low:
As Earth turns in her winter sleep
And puts out grass and flowers
Despite the snow,
Despite the falling snow.
“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” -Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
Leaning on and finding support in one another lightens the burden of life. -tM
“…but friendship has something I hope love has too: respect for others’ freedom. It’s not possessive.” -Éric Rohmer
Athens-based filmmaker Thanasis Tsimpinis’s poetic portrait of two lovers—entwined with a story about a deer.
“LOVE does not BEGIN or END the way seem to THINK it does. LOVE is a BATTLE, LOVE is a WAR, LOVE is a GROWING-UP.” -James Baldwin
“We love only once in our lives, my father had said, sometimes too early, sometimes too late; the other times are always a touch deliberate.”
-André Aciman, Enigma Variations
Not everyone is capable of loving us the way we need to be loved. -tM
Sometimes we free ourselves, and sometimes we wait for others to free us. -tM
I wonder what loving more then love would be like? -tM
“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the mysteries.” -Paulo Coelho, Brida
Love makes us receptive to life's wisdom. -tM
On how best to nurture love:
“This is from [singer-songwriter] Lou Reed and [artist] Laurie Anderson:
Number one: You’ve got to have a good bulls*** detector, to really understand the bulls*** that people are putting on you.
Number two: Not to be afraid of anybody and anything.
And number three: To be tender.
I think this is the best [advice] that I have ever heard.” -Marina Abramovic
I fell in love with her, as many do, the first time I saw and felt her light, her energy, and the beauty of her architecture. Needless to say her culture, the style of her people, their joie de vivre, and her je ne sais quoi are also part of her considerable allure.
I miss her terribly. I miss the energy with which she infuses me and the inspiration that I cultivate just by walking her streets.
I have always felt like she was a life long lover of mine, as our meeting has never been coincidental. My love for her has been in me all along.
Tell me, what city have you chosen to write your love story with? -tM
The most wonderful kind of madness. -tM
"It's all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life."
-Excerpt from a Love Letter by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe