Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Intimate Flames – #Silenti

The Silent Eye

What is it to be intimate? The touch  of a lover’s hand or lips, perhaps?  Two bodies locked together in desire for a common fulfilment; the intellect muted while the emotional and sexual energies dance their own bolero?

We generally associate intimacy with the body, but it’s not always so, and the exceptions can point the way to something much deeper…

The body has its own wisdom, and lives by an organic truth. We can play all sorts of games with our minds, but a bodily ‘state’ is just that – an undeniable and persistent experience that has no form outside of its representation as pleasure or pain. As such it exists at a level beyond misrepresentation. 

The ability to move, especially two beings together – like when we dance – might be considered another physical aspect of intimacy, and certainly forms an abiding part of physical…

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Panics quietly stage left…

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

It is that time of year. The time when my bedroom starts to ressemble a theatrical costume department, the days suddenly start racing by far too quickly and The Day approaches with panic-inducing velocity.

Not that I am starting to panic, mind you… I’ve been doing that quietly for a while already…even though I know it to be unneccessary. It is more of a habit…and something I feel I should do, rather than anything I know I need to do. In fact, the energy wasted on panicking would be of far more use rummaging under the bed in the remnants of the house move, going through the still-packed costumes, robes and accoutrements to find the things we are going to need for this year’s annual workshop.

Which is in less than three weeks…

There are parcels winging their way from all over the place, converging on my doorstep. Words still…

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