"We can leap off the tallest edifices, we can swim miles beneath the sea, we can run great lengths through the backcountry, we can ride off the largest cliffs, and we can dive into chaos. But that feeling we get when we look into someone’s eyes, and we feel exactly what they feel, and we feel like for the first time someone finally sees us for who we truly are. That feeling is enslaving for the time that it consumes us. Touch, smell, sound, all our senses become heightened and empowered in those moments."
I do not love you
as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms.
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. Pablo Neruda.