Notes 07





I press my face into your gentle hands and love you with the collective force of every heartbeat I have ever had

-Aure Vives







Troy: You see, Lainie, this is all we need. . .couple of smokes, a cup of coffee...and a little bit of conversation. You and me and five bucks...




Love doesn't make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.

-Ronny (Moonstruck)




How cute is this? Little love candy notes stuck in the tree on my walk yesterday <3



Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

-Simone Weil




The Escape Artist



Sexual fantasies, or otherwise, have the power to heal and make us feel good about ourselves. The ability to leave the here and now is a clear expression of personal freedom—it adds excitement to our everyday lives and relationships.

Our fantasies enable us to go beyond our reality, compensate for our flaws, repair damage, and transform the past. Our sexual fantasies and our response to them are a great way to understand and, more importantly, accept who we truly are. Discomfort and shame about our sexual fantasies may prevent us from loving ourselves.

Erotic fantasies—and all other fantasies—allow us to be all that we no longer are or never were: handsome, young, rich, healthy, famous, desired, and loved. Fantasies are the secure space where our forbidden desires and scandalous preferences can be shameless and possible. A place where we securely navigate between our fears, inhibitions, anxiety, and unconscious pressures.

-Caleb A. Dodson






Hues of LOVE: friendship love, pet love, family love, nature love, romantic love, self-love