A gentle and joyful invitation to intimacy and love towards ourselves by Saint Lucian poet Derek Walcott.
BY KATE TAGAI –
Love only needs an instant to unfurl, and no one knows this better than the mother of a child she only knew for a few days.
BY CYNDY CENDAGORTA
As her friend fell sick while she fell in love, she realized we don’t get to choose our miracles or our malignancies.
BY ÇILER İLHAN –
What seems like a flame, passion or romance perhaps is actually love, emerging in various forms, shapes, and levels of existence. If you believe in it.
BY PAMELA AYO YETUNDE –
A retelling of the Buddhist legend of Kisa Gotami, bereaved mother Keisha comes to a Buddhist Monastery for guidance.
BY JOANN STEVELOS –
What happens when an abandoned child grows up and one day buries her estranged father
BY MATTHEW WILLIS –
What the stones at Kyoto’s Jishu Jinja shrine can teach us and warn us about love in our lives
Danielle Pieratti’s ‘Rubric for Burying a Hen’ is a heartbreaking account of what it is to fail to sustain someone or something in our care.
E.E. Cummings reflects on the necessity of clearing, of letting go of the things we cling to, in order to make way for love.
Rilke stresses the importance of work in relationship and cautions against the youthful fancy that romance is the domain of play and pleasure.