I have just finished reading '11 minutes' and I want to share with the world every piece of it that made me feel so many different feelings.
'A man doesn't prove he's a man by getting an erection. He's only a real man if he can pleasure a woman.' ? :)
'And a person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.'
'That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.'
'There is a name for that pebble: passion. It can be used to describe the beauty of an earth-shaking meeting between two people, but it isn't just that. It's there in the excitement of the unexpected, in the desire to do something with real fervour, in the certainty that one is going to realise the dream. Passion sends us signals that guide us through our lives, and it's up to me to interpret those sings.'
'<..> that what is real always finds a way of revealing itself.'
'<..> really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.'
'Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.'
'<..> 'good enough' is very different from 'best'.'
'The art of sex is the art of controlled abandon.'
'<..> I looked at him, with no desire to pretend or to moan or to do anything, just wanting to keep my eyes open so that I could remember every second, watch his face changing, his hands grabbing my hair, his mouth biting me, kissing me. No preliminaries, no caresses, no preparations, no sophistication, just him inside me and me inside his soul.'
'As he simultaneously penetrated and touched me, I felt that he was doing this not only to me, but to the whole universe.'
'It was Heaven, I was the earth, the mountains, the tigers, the rivers that flowed into the lakes, the lakes that became the sea.'
'And I came at the same moment he came. It wasn't eleven minutes, it was an eternity, it was as if we had left our bodies and were walking joyfully through the gardens of paradise in understanding and friendship. I was a woman and man, he was man and woman.'
Beautiful book, beautiful thoughts.