I recently had a wonderful conversation with writer and traveller, Christine Wild, about desire and conscious relationships, here are some additional words and thoughts on the topic. The podcast is here.
Adultery. Affairs. The most ancient of sins and yet ones that are still very much present with us today, made even easier with apps and sites that offer up secret connections.
71 pairs of hands that will never hug or play again
71 pairs of feet that every summer’s grass will mourn
71 songs cut short
71 smiles wiped away
71 residents betrayed
71 cries silenced
1 life never given a chance to start
72 lives never forgotten
I love it when you come across a simple idea communicated effectively in a short piece of writing, an idea that makes a set of complex feelings instantly explicable. Here Meg John Barker writes about how an experience of unrequited love can be a valuable source of insight into the self and the deeply hidden needs we have.
Commit to explicit, honest and timely communication
It was on reading yet another piece of exceptional, but bleak, journalism about the impact of chocolate production on the environment that I realised just how little these types of articles actually effect the change that they seek to inspire.