When Presented with the Opportunity to Miss Someone…

The Kiss Gustav Klimt, 1907 - 08. ...point out his / her flaws if you knew that person was not good for you. I always miss the toxic ones the most. You know, the ones who have left me, or the ones who had whispered sweet nothings but still kept me so perfectly within the…

Obliteration as a Last Resort (and how this is completely, or even more than okay).

The Sea of Ice Caspar David Friedrich, 1823 - 24. Do you recall the split second between the moment when you slightly loosened your grip on that fragile object and the silence before the break? Starting from that specific brief wave of time, an overwhelming sense of emotion swallows all of us up, from dread…

Become the Prey to Your Passions…

Judith Slaying Holofernes Artemisia Gentileschi, 1614 - 18. ...and then let them kill you. Figuratively. At least, for most of us who are most likely not daredevils. It could be a swift, sudden motion abruptly announcing the end of your time, or death by a thousand cuts. Honestly, it's up to you. It's terrifying if…

Individual Thorns Among the Bed of Roses.

Spring Flowers Claude Monet, 1864. I'd like to convince myself to believe that perhaps the first rose that ever existed came without its thorns. It started growing its prickles when everyone reached out for it, for the aesthetic pleasure that the flower emit was too hard to resist. Its beauty has not and never will…