I see platonic intimacy as intentionality. It looks like valuing and prioritizing your platonic relationships to the level typically ascribed to romantic relationships. It requires vulnerability, commitment, and direct communication.
remember? remember that the whole planet was ocean. everywhere you’ve been. that desert valley was the bottom of the deep where something sentient used to swim. and every grain of sand and mineral and currently growing tree is breathing in the ghost of ocean, the infinite face of the deep. how do you think you know how to breathe and be pulled by the moon? and the ocean. she’ll be back soon.