Your mind is always at peace; it’s your thinking that’s creating all that war
Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. We have never seen a totally sane human being.
Intimacy is not who you let touch your genitalia. Intimacy is who you text at 3am about your dreams and fears. Intimacy is giving someone your attention, when ten other people are asking for it. Intimacy is the person always in the back of your mind, no matter how distracted you are.
I find this quote so incredibly beautiful and powerful, especially as an ace, as it complicates the concept of intimacy beyond sexual intercourse. Though some aces engage in sexual intercourse and conversely some are aromantic and non-sexual altogether, for me, this speaks to how I think about romantic non-sexual intimacy and emotional connection. Love this quote so much. ❤