"Love is necessary to satisfy the mind, ethics to satisfy the conscience, and spiritual seeking for peace of soul. Without food and clothes, the body becomes thin and weak. Without eroticism, the mind becomes restless and unsatisfied. Without ethics, the conscience goes astray. Without spirituality, the soul is degraded."
"I am the ever-shifting seas and at last I’ve met a man who is himself the harbor and the storm, who understands that change is life, that you can possess without trapping, that you can be free and be held in the same breath. The cage of loneliness I once inhabited is seared into my heart, but of late it seems more like an adornment than a wound. I suppose I should just say that I’m happy, but I find the word “happy” slightly plebeian."
"Idols are static. My love isn’t conditional on your stagnation. We’ll grow together or grow apart, but in this moment, our compases point to one another and when we’re not wandering these paths we’ve each carved out of life with one of our own ribs, I know I belong in your arms."