As the thorn
Is as fragrant as the flower
The irony of love is in the paradox of its pain
Thus I am drawn to this garden of thistles
Even as the rose is entangled within its own vine
that I cannot deny my passion
For its beauty
As these have been the crimes of my passion;
surrealistic sensualities, intimate illusions & other misdemeanors of love, lust, loss & longing
"In order to know virtue, we must acquaint ourselves with vice. Only then can we know the true measure of a man."
- The Marquis de Sade -
If I could have been all that you wanted - all the time.
“God will understand, my lord. And if he doesn't, then he is not God and we need not worry.” -
“As flies to wanton boys are we to th' gods, They kill us for their sport.” – William Shakespeare, King Lear
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love; but then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love; to be happy then is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy; therefore to be unhappy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness… ” - Woody Allen, Love & Death