Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In this twilight

On this eve of July before his month long vision quest, she already missed him (as she watched him shower). He was amazing, and she adored him. For her, it would be a long month - a month of looking to the sky and feeling him there with her, or catching the rhythm of his heart in her dreamtime (she craved that).

[Needless to say, she would be ready for some hot August nights upon his return.]

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Between your heart and mine

"What do you need from me?" he asked.

"I need all of you," she said.

Commitment is not sacrifice

A note about commitment from my favorite Kelly Diels:

Commitment is not sacrifice.

Commitment is trading the things that don’t mean much for the things that do.

Stuck on you

"What are you afraid of?" he asked.

"That you will reevaluate your life, and I won't be a part of it," she said.

When words become superfluous

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Bergman

Elephant Journal has a great article by Wendy Strgar of Good Clean Love about (my favorite topic) the mindfulness practice that is kissing:

And, here is an excerpt (since I couldn't clip just one enticing quote...):

"Kissing is the building block of intimacy. Done with intention and passion, the kiss is the most profound of all our communication devices and the pathway to sustaining loving relationships.

"Think back to some of the hottest sex you ever had and you might remember that you were fully clothed and that the sex happened entirely between the lips – and what lips we have for the job… It turns out when you study philematology that human lips have the slimmest layer of skin on the body and are among the most densely populated with sensory neurons of any bodily region, more so than fingertips or even genitalia. That isn’t the only place where the human body is wired to kiss. Half of our cranial neurons influence the kiss by releasing a cascade of neural messages and chemicals, which create the intense euphoric sensations and the vital signals about the sexual/mating potential.

"And, no—it’s not just in your mind: everyone has a racing heart and finds him or herself breathless and maybe even a bit sweaty. It turns out that kissing is its own kind of fitness workout that both burns calories and requires significant muscular coordination. In fact, a total of 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles are used during a kiss. How can you not be completely present when you are deep in a kiss? It’s no wonder that ancient lovers believed that a kiss would literally unite their souls because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath. Two people fully entwined in each other’s kiss are united in connecting to the exclusion of all else.

"[...]It is no surprise that kissing is good for you. Studies show that increasing the frequency and dare I say the intensity of kissing in your relationship is found to lower your stress levels and increase your satisfaction with both your relationship and your life. [...]

"Someone once said that kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can’t hold back; so in the pursuit of a better and more perfect study of philemagtology—don’t."

Mystery of you

I am smitten by Marian Bantjes' Valentines projects - and especially, the mysterious love letters she devised and delivered (around minute 11...).

"...there's no passing time with you, only collecting moments..."

Those three little words say so much


Do you hear this enough? Do you say it enough?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet nothings

When her eyes held his blue eyed gaze while talking to him, her words fell away. In that space, words didn't matter.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I want you on repeat

"Fascination takes many forms, but all tap into instinctive triggers, such as the need to hunt, to control, to feel secure, to nurture and be nurtured. Some fascinations last only a heartbeat, while others last beyond a seventy-fifth wedding anniversary. No matter how long it lasts, or what behavior it motivates, or which trigger inspires it, every fascination binds with a singularly intense connection. We are, if only for a moment, utterly spellbound. Herein lies the power of fascination: It strips away our usual rational barriers, exposing our minds, leaving us vulnerable to influence, naked to persuasion." - from Fascinate, by Sally Hogshead

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wet dreams

When she was surveying all of the potential suitors on the condo market last fall, she fell in love with a surprise gem. It was small and pristine, downtown and waterfront. The simple mod furnishings matched her style.

She fell in love with the bathroom. It felt like a spa. She noticed the view was unimpeded into the glass shower from the foot of the bed. She suspended that moment in a daydream and imagined doing just that someday, yet there was a beautiful beau barely visible through the water drenched glass.

As she awoke that early june morning, the voice next to her mentioned he was going to rinse off. A feeling of deja vu washed over her as she smiled through her daydream and asked sweetly, "Mind if I watch?"

Thursday, June 3, 2010


This makes me want to get a Ph.D. in Anthropology...