5 thoughts on “passion

  1. I wonder if you know how you spear a thing dead center in so few words, George. Your insight is so fierce while your words are so tenderly and precisely chosen. In the first three words, I experience that longing, that feeling which is dreadful and compelling, empty and desolate with ecstatic potential …. a deep soul desire to commune with those voices which are in us and yet so eternally far off and away…. You speak of passion, a word I rarely think of anymore for how it has been pimped and prodded and abused, but you do it in such a way that it flickers alive in my chest again. I am so grateful to you for how you resuscitate so many sacred, important things in this life which so many people do not ever, ever see. Please forgive how long this comment is. It is your verse which is important and beautiful. Thank you so much.

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    • I am deeply honored and touched by that Allison. To use language that impacts others, well, you know, is common enough. But to be able to revive in the heart of another an appreciation, a sensitivity to words–my God, that’s more than I could have hoped for. Especially with you, whose heart I have seen expressed in your own writing in a way that suggests so many things, so many experiences that I can only imagine in your life, experiences that have inspired and touched and hurt and even jaded you. And yet, it is all still there. You can see it in your writing: a heart, a soul, flesh that has known so much of pain and pleasure. And still can, I am sure. You cannot write as well, as deeply and sincerely as you do without the capacity for passion. Maybe I have just helped to remind you. And in that I am so very grateful. Allison, thank you so much for this, for your responses to me, but more than that for honestly sharing–which is an act of vulnerability and trust–for sharing so much with me. As I said at the beginning of this, I am honored and touched.

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      • Your beautiful words here, George, and the place inside of you where they come from, it leaves me without adequate words to respond. Please know how deeply touched I am, and honored, that you would see so much in me, in my creations, that no one else sees, let alone would take the time to express to me so honestly, exquisitely. You gift me with all of this. I am so humbled, and I am so full of gratitude and joy for our connection. Random and perhaps maybe strange as it may seem.. perhaps on some level or plane, not so random or strange at all. Here’s to passion, dear George. And those precious enough to bear the licks of its fire and flames. Thank you ever so.

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