“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
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?
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