Valentine’s Day with… Fernando Pessoa — 14 Quotes and Reflections

The Lovers by Rene Magritte

“We never love anyone. What we love is the idea we have of someone. It's our own concept—our own selves—that we love.” Fernando Pessoa was not what most would call a romantic. He never married and had few if any relationships. His Book of Disquiet, from which all these quotes are taken, isn't the most … Continue reading Valentine’s Day with… Fernando Pessoa — 14 Quotes and Reflections

What Does It Mean to Love Someone?

Love’s such a big broad word these days that you can easily smack someone in the head with it. After all, some people LOVE hamburgers. What’s the point of trying to define a word that, some would say (not necessarily I), has been defaced by use? A word that means everything and nothing at the … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Love Someone?

Summer Thoughts

Painting of sun Abstract Sun by Mrunal Limaye

Time’s wound grows in me With each new passing day. I comfort myself with sky and sleep With words on paper And music that sings Of another’s man’s sorrow. I destroy everything I love Because that destruction Is another form of love. I sit still in the sun all day Learning how to stop thinking. … Continue reading Summer Thoughts