There are days which occur in this climate, at almost any season of the year, wherein the world reaches its perfection, when the a...ir, the heavenly bodies, and the earth, make a harmony, as if nature would indulge her offspring; when, in these bleak upper sides of the planet, nothing is to desire that we have heard of the happiest latitudes, and we bask in the shining hours of Florida and Cuba; when everything that has life gives signs of satisfaction, and the cattle that lie on the ground seem to have great and tranquil moments. These halcyons may be looked for with a little more assurance in that pure October weather, which we distinguish by the name of Indian Summer.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Sex can be defined fairly adequately in physiological terms as consisting of the building up of bodily tensions and their release.... Eros, in contrast, is the experiencing of the personal intentions and meaning of the act. Whereas sex is a rhythm of stimulus and response, eros is a state of being. The pleasure of sex is described by Freud and others as the reduction of tension; in eros, on the contrary, we wish not to be released from the excitement but rather to hang on to it, to bask in it, and even to increase it. The end toward which sex points is gratification and relaxation, whereas eros is a desiring, longing, a forever reaching out, seeking to expand.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil, not wit...hout a feeling of gratitude; whose life is as blameless, how blameworthy soever it may be, on the Lord's Mona-day as on his Suna-day.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Pour down your warmth, great sun! While we bask, we two together....
Two together! Winds blow south, or winds blow north, Day come white, or night come black, Home, or rivers and mountains from home, Singing all time, minding no time, While we two keep together.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »