love as a form of apnea
breathless: without breath/ unable to breathe easily because of excitemente/ heavy and still, stifling
breathtaking: that takes
one's breath away/ very exciting, thrilling
Victims of Desire.
Desire is something that
you want but can't have because a desire that's been pacified is no
longer a desire. Desire is a form of tension, a state of waiting.
Desire is a nostalgia for that which has yet to come. Thus desire
is perpetual for it is both present and future. Until it ends, desire
is never ending.
wet hearts, internal moisture
"siento viajar tus ojos"
"el auga amda descalza
por las calles jojadas." neruda
colpire....(io colpisco, tu colpisci, ecc.)...ferare per cuotere/ impressionare/ danneggiare
sin. trafiggere, far impressione, gravare
dare nel segno
can exist only as a consequence of the other:
it is the other who leaves, it is I who remain. The other
is in a state of perpetual departure, of journeying; the other
is by vocation, migrant, fugitive. I -- I who love, by converse
vocation, am sedentary, motionless, at hand, in expectation,
nailed to the spot, in suspense -- like a package in some
forgotten corner of a railway station. Amorous absence functions
in a single direction, expressed by the one who stays, never
by the one who leaves: an always present I is constituted
only by confrontation with an always absent you: to speak
this absence is from the start to propose that the subject's
place and the other's place cannot permute. It is to say:
"I am loved less than I love." from Roland Barthes'
A Lover's Discourse:
The above drawings are from a booklet
entitled LOVE HURTS. They are small
pen & ink drawings done on manila paper and glued into a little
black book that has a handpainted cover. Unfortunately, I lent the
book to a gallerist in Florence, Aurelio
Stefanini who, despite my
repeated attempts to get it back, has never returned it.