Go take a shower, you smell like good sex and unnecessary regret.
In the beginning Dave and Marlene’s relationship had been fantastic. The sex was amazing. There were other good things too of course, but Dave couldn’t always remember exactly what they were. But the sex had been off the scale.
Instead of loving people and using money, people often love money and use people.
In that moment, we knew that we were all weird, all in this together, and that addressing our own suffering, while learning not to inflict it on others, is part of the work we’re all here to do. So is love, which comes in so many forms and can be directed at so many things.
One can live magnificently in this world, if one knows how to work and how to love, to work for the person one loves and to love one’s work.
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.
Whatever you expect, you will get. So expect success, not regret.
That’s what it feels like when you touch me. Like millions of tiny universes being born and then dying in the space between your finger and my skin. Sometimes I forget.
The baby understands that its mother loves it. … Words have their origin in baby talk, so words have their origin in love.