"eros cannot live without philia... Philia is the relaxation in the
presence of the beloved which accepts the other's being as being; it
is simply liking to be with the other, liking to rest with the other,
liking the rhythm of the walk, the voice, the whole being of the
other...Philia does not require that we do anything for the beloved
except accept him, be with him, and enjoy him."
The chrysalis fractures,
The air fills with a waft of bergamot and ylang ylang,
Exploring how to bring emotions and presence to absence
criticize polymaths for being dilettantes
I now choose to claim what I am.