She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.
― Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins
YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING through the TIGValentine’s Day archives, which can only mean one thing: you are in the mood for love. And so, in celebration of February 14th, we’re bringing you unbridled ROMANCE with reckless abandon, for, in the words of Elinor Glyn, “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” Linger along for stolen kisses and lacy lingerie, rooftops and roses and champagne in Paris — along with a few achingly romantic lines from some our favourite love poems …
You deserve a love who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep.
You deserve a love who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.
You deserve a love who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions.
You deserve a love who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.
You deserve a love who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.
~ Frida Kahlo
you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic
from the poem Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell
by Marty McConnell
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
― Oscar Wilde
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.