When Barthes talks about love, and specially the love letter, he says we become possesed by a useless and urgent duty; a radiant or resplendecent duty. Everything that can nurish my aliveness, the loveliness and peace I crave to be willing to fill myself of… becomes my “deber resplandesciente”.
Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the
conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
“The desire to enrich and beautify things cannot be interpreted materialistically, that is, in the sense of increasing their value as possessions; rather, it stems from the instinct for perfection and the creative act.”
no but really, there is magic all around us, flowing through us.
it's just a matter of remembering.
Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I’d like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You can’t disappoint me.
I am constantly making sense of my self and finding new ways to express it so that myself reflects back to me and I see who I am.
I also see life as this river with different rooms that we chose to hang out in for a particular amount of time.
I never wanna stay in one room forever.
I never wanna be somebody forever.
I wanna move and change rooms and see how I think with the new spaces around me.