"We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world."
‘Reason is overrated,’ she said. ‘Caution and beauty too.’
We were quiet for a while, lying close enough for me to feel the heat of her skin, to smell the dirt and sweat. For a brief time, it was as calm as floating in a waveless body of water, someplace still and boundless.
Constantin Brâncuși February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian-born sculptor who made his career in France.