Jul 30, 2015

The Greatest Definition of Love

what falling in love is like?

t’s to do with knowing and being known. I remember how it stopped seeming odd that in biblical Greek, knowing was used for making love. Whosit knew so-and-so. Carnal knowledge. It’s what lovers trust each other with. Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face. Every other version of oneself is on offer to the public. We share our vivacity, grief, sulks, anger, joy… we hand it out to anybody who happens to be standing around, to friends and family with a momentary sense of indecency perhaps, to strangers without hesitation. Our lovers share us with the passing trade. But in pairs we insist that we give ourselves to each other. What selves? What’s left? What else is there that hasn’t been dealt out like a deck of cards? Carnal knowledge. Personal, final, uncompromised. Knowing, being known. I revere that. Having that is being rich, you can be generous about what’s shared — she walks, she talks, she laughs, she lends a sympathetic ear, she kicks off her shoes and dances on the tables, she’s everybody’s and it don’t mean a thing, let them eat cake; knowledge is something else, the undealt card, and while it’s held it makes you free-and-easy and nice to know, and when it’s gone everything is pain. Every single thing. Every object that meets the eye, a pencil, a tangerine, a travel poster. As if the physical world has been wired up to pass a current back to the part of your brain where imagination glows like a filament in a lobe no bigger than a torch bulb. Pain.

Moved from contracted to expanded awareness

"Owning your own feelings, rather than blaming them on someone else, is the mark of a person who has moved from contracted to expanded awareness."

Deepak Chopra

Flowering Desert, Chile

Flowering Desert, Chile

The flowering desert is a climatic phenomenon that occurs in the Atacama Desert, known as the driest place in the world. The phenomenon consists of the blossoming of a wide variety of flowers between the months of September and November in years when rainfall is unusually high. The flowering desert involves more than 200 species of flower most of them endemic to the Atacama region.

Think of me as a book you’ve been dying to read

"Put your hands on my knees, she said, and think of me as a book you’ve been dying to read."

Jul 25, 2015

Our ignorance

"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."

Christian Nestell Bovee

The reality of the fiction

"Beyond the fiction of reality, there is the reality of the fiction."

― Slavoj Žižek

Aprende distinguir la flor que te conmueve

En medio de un jardín inmenso, aunque te gusten todas, aprende distinguir la flor que te conmueve.





”– you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
but now
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to

no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
you’re going to create blind
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.

baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses

Gente que cultiva sus sueños

"Me gusta la gente que vibra, que no hay que empujarla, que no hay que decirle que haga las cosas, sino que sabe lo que hay que hacer y que lo hace. La gente que cultiva sus sueños hasta que esos sueños se apoderan de su propia realidad"

Mario Benedetti

Our souls

"Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars."

Victor Hugo

4:11 25/7/12

Porque llenaste mi corazón y alma de admiración, porque el solo hecho de saber que existes me alegra, que lindo saber que existes, es un placer que me concedió la vida, feliz de que el universo me regala esos instantes a tu lado, que me honrara con tu presencia, solía pedirle a la vida mas... mas de esos momentos, que se multiplicaran, pero hoy solo agradezco, lo agradezco desde la membrana más profunda de mi ser, en este presente, donde estoy, es un espacio de felicidad extrema porque estoy recordando y fantaseando, todo sucede y florece adentro mío, si! precisamente ahí adentro donde plantaste una semilla, que ya no me pregunto si tendrás conocimientos de las plantas tan hermosa que añadiste a mi jardín, eres pura magia, de esos tesoros de la humanidad, a este punto me pregunto que tan platónico es este amor, o si tal vez no te estaré deshumanizándote, pero el hecho es que aun tus defectos no lo son para mí o no logran mitigar los diferentes sentimientos que tu ser despierta en mi. 

K. F. O

Jul 24, 2015

Se va, se va, se fué

The great man is

"It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

Is that enough?

"You can play it safe, and I wouldn’t blame you for it. You can continue as you’ve been doing, and you’ll survive, but is that what you want? Is that enough?"

J.M. Darhower, Sempre

Jul 23, 2015

The Darkest Truth About Love

The lack of fear in their eyes

"You can tell how boring a person is by the lack of fear in their eyes when someone is flipping through photos on their phone."
Bill Murray

Romantic Like Jacques Cousteau

"Being alone
It can be quite romantic
Like Jacques Cousteau
Underneath the Atlantic
A fantastic voyage
To parts unknown"

Andrew Bird

No feeling is final

"Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final."

Rainer Maria Rilke

Jul 20, 2015

Un día más

Y yo respiro,
y suspiro,
y vuelo,
y caigo,
y giro,
y mi cuerpo se llena de labios
que besan cada poro
de la piel del mundo.

Y estoy abismada,
y conmovida,
y agradecida,
ante el vértigo vivo
de un paso tras otro,
ante la verdad transitoria
de un día más
en el pecho ardiendo.
(Ada Luz Márquez)

Te vi cambiar tu paso hasta ponerlo en fase, en la misma fase que mi propio paso.

Te vi cambiar tu paso hasta ponerlo en fase, en la misma fase que mi propio paso.


Jul 7, 2015

I like beginnings

"I like beginnings because they’re so full of promise. The first page of a book, the first day of a job, the first time you buy yourself flowers, the first date with a new man, the first touch, the first kiss, the first kick of a good liquor, the first moment you hold your own baby. I like beginnings because I know there’s always more to come."

Shyma Perera, Bitter Sweet Symphony

Besame mucho

The Embrace