""Every man on earth should take his hands and frame his lovers face as he touches his lips to hers." Her fingers touched her lips as she spoke. A soft caress as if remembering and savoring the touch of his lips. "Always kiss me like that." And he did. In that moment and every time after, until her face wasn’t his to hold and her lips no longer his to kiss."
— From my short story, "Forgetting Anne Elliot"
"Enlightenment is absolute cooperation with the inevitable."
— Anthony de Mello
(Source: ashramof1, via inhabitude)
"—Love is fragile —she was thinking —but perhaps the pieces are saved, the things that hovered on lips, that might have been said. The new love words, the tendernesses learned, are treasured up for the next lover."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, May Day
(Source: larmoyante, via fables-of-the-reconstruction)