“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

One of the greatest joys is rediscovering old friendships - those rooted in a bed of shared memories. Those kinds of friendships are hard to shake. So make memories with the people you love. Forgive quickly. Sacrifice selfishness. Connect deeply with those you interact with, however long those initial moments last.

Eros - romantic love. Primal and physical

Intimacy is not something that just happens between two people; it is a way of being alive. At every moment, we are choosing either to reveal ourselves or to protect ourselves, to value ourselves or to diminish ourselves, to tell the truth or to hide. To dive into life or to avoid it. Intimacy is making the choice to be connected to, rather than isolated from, our deepest truth at that moment —Geneen Roth

I think many of us (mainly men) are taught early on to confuse sex with intimacy. They are not the same. Counterintuitively, there's a part of physical intimacy that lives on the edge of emotional risk - creating an atmosphere of safety, acceptance and connection that allows two people to be unapologetically themselves and communicate their truth through all of their senses.

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