We cannot force ourselves back to life all at once like a sudden combustion, but we are never past hope. The wick is still in your heart. You can burn with passion again.

 Candles and Women | 1000strands.com

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Force of will
turns nothing on.
Candles are lit
like women.
With fire
and focus
and melting.

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It’s a magic combination of body and soul – an everyday magic between two people – that comes with focused attention on where the body and soul mingle. We use our imagination to hope beyond present circumstances. We use our body to root ourselves in this moment.

 

Anais Nin Imagination and Kissing | 1000strands.com

 

“There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work.” -Anais Nin