Anyone who doesn’t believe in reincarnation should just see my Uncle Arnie in action.
"A genuine relationship is one that is not dominated by the ego with its image-making and self-seeking. In a genuine relationship, there is an outward flow of open, alert attention toward the other person in which there is no wanting whatsoever."
"Consider my body a canvas,
your tongue a brush.
You know how I feel about
Emptiness is there for you to fill it.
You have a lot of
"I think we’re just gonna have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that."
These days I walk through crowds
naked, letting strangers read the swirling
hieroglyphs of the henna lines
you drew on me while straddling me,
making the loops of your signature
tickle me—naming me yours—
I have not washed for days.
I let strangers read the legend
of our compact and I grow
to love you the more. Woman,
I worry when clouds gather these days
that the lines will be washed away,
and when it rains I dodge and dart
for shelter in the dark holes of the city.a
"I think, once I’ve kissed you,
any word I read of yours
might just open beneath me
as I read it and touch me
with the tip of your tongue."
Yrsa Daley-Ward at TEDOffering ‘Your Stories and You’ writing workshops from November. Limited 10 spaces available. Please contact YourStoriesAndYou@gmail.com