S E X U A L . H E A L I N G

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”
― Nicholas Sparks

W A X

“The way humans hunt for parking and the way animals hunt for food are not as different as you might think.”
― Tom Vanderbilt

C O U P L E T S

“There is a woman with keys to life hidden beneath her palms, that only a man of tender care can unveil in the season of his holding.”
– LmL

S P E A K . L I F E

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel

C L O S E T E D . D A N C E

“That we may not fall short of desire, but let us give way to the unspoken passion hidden in the closet of our discretion. (“Crépuscule du désir”)”
― Erik Pevernagie

I N V I S I B L E . S I L K

The most widely raised type of silkworm, the larva of the ‘Bombyx mori’, no longer exists anywhere in a natural state. As my encyclopedia poignantly puts it: ‘The legs of the larvae have degenerated, and the adults no longer fly’.
– Jeffrey Eugenides

D A W N

“À l’aurore, armés d’une ardente patience, nous entrerons aux splendides Villes.”
― Arthur Rimbaud

K I N T S U G I

“Did you know that pottery can be repaired with gold?” Kami asked. “Then it’s meant to be stronger than before, and more beautiful. Which is awesome, though it seems expensive.”

Her grandmother had nodded. “Makes sense to me,” she said. “Why be broken when you can be gold?”
― Sarah Rees Brennan

C Y C L O P E A N

“Most people feared the darkness. Some people feared, more wisely, the things within the darkness.

Gabriel feared both, and with good reason. He walked anyway. That had always been his way. He had a complicated history with the woodlands of the world. He’d met his share of the Cyclops and the Circes that lurked within.

And the world never seemed to run out of monsters.”
― Angela Panayotopulos