You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.

James Baldwin

someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. they can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. and whatever their reasons you must leave. because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. you never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. there is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. and there is the love that will be ready.

nayyirah waheed

to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

Mary Oliver (via observando)

marcedith:

…. “The Sensualist,” or, “Ihara Saikaku Koushoku Ichidai Otoko (Ihara Saikaku’s Life of An Amorous Man),” directed by Yukio Abe (1991)….

marcedith:

…. “The Sensualist,” or, “Ihara Saikaku Koushoku Ichidai Otoko (Ihara Saikaku’s Life of An Amorous Man),” directed by Yukio Abe (1991)….