“Romantic love is the highest flowering of the individual life…
Each man is capable of recognizing and realizing truth. Each may become a living reflection of the absolute whole, a conscious and independent organ of the universal life. The truth, as a living force, as a talking possession of the inward essence of the man and effectively rescuing him from false self-assertion, is termed Love.
True love is that which not only affirms in subjective feeling the absolute significance of human individuality in another and in oneself, but also justifies this absolute significance in reality, really rescues us from the inevitability of death and fills out our life with an absolute content.” - Vladimir Solovyov
Action expresses priorities.
when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet
She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.