"Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true."
(Source: lazyyogi, via a-lion-in-winter)
"There is no special love exclusively reserved for romantic partners. Genuine love is the foundation of our engagement with ourselves, with family, with friends, with partners, with everyone we choose to love. While we will necessarily behave differently depending on the nature of a relationship , or have varying degrees of commitment, the values that inform our behavior, when rooted in a love ethic, are always the same for any interaction."
bell hooks, All About Love (via alchemy)
This is what the ethics of relationship anarchy is all about. Also, this is what I mean when I say tr-ns is an ethic of love.
(Source: denisejollyspoken, via songsofwolves)
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape."
— Bell Hooks