Uprooting 𝙟𝙪𝙙𝙜𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩

“The ideal state of a frozen dessert yields to melting beneath the sun’s rays, so we tend to rush the enjoyment of ice cream before it changes into something sticky and less pleasurable. Man, too, goes through states of freezing and melting, but if we standby only in his ideal state, we miss the far reach of stickiness through each phase, which, if observed with patience and allowed to cover our hearts, can become a great sweetness to our souls.”

~ Jen e. Limon

C Y C L O P E A N

“Most people feared the darkness. Some people feared, more wisely, the things within the darkness.

Gabriel feared both, and with good reason. He walked anyway. That had always been his way. He had a complicated history with the woodlands of the world. He’d met his share of the Cyclops and the Circes that lurked within.

And the world never seemed to run out of monsters.”
― Angela Panayotopulos

The Composition of Love in Space

“Brahma was excessively sparing with earth, water, and fire… The reckless expenditure of air and ether in his composition was amazing. And, in consequence, he perpetually struggled to outreach the wind, to outrun space itself. Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the Horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin.”
~Rabindranath Tagore

P R I V A T E

“Look—my feet don’t hit the marble!
Like breath or a balloon, I’m rising,
I hover six inches in the air
in my blazing swan-egg of light.
You think I’m not a goddess?
Try me.
This is a torch song.
Touch me and you’ll burn.”
~ Margaret Atwood