That's what makes me clumsy.  

liquid_light 43M
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3/8/2006 4:14 pm

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3/9/2006 5:18 am

That's what makes me clumsy.

While baking bread today I remember a quote from the wonderful Wim Wenders movie "Wings of Desire." In it, Marion says:

"Longing. Longing for a wave of love that would stir in me. That's what makes me clumsy. The absence of pleasure. Desire for love. Desire to love."

I wonder if that is what lies beneath all of that. Beneath the over 130,000 people currently logged into this site, like me, longing. I wake in the morning with a beautiful loving woman beside me. Life should be enough for me. But it is not. She has no desire to touch me. "The absence of pleasure. That's what makes me clumsy." Blogs are perhaps a clumsy expression of that need. I could write volumes about why she has no desire to fulfill this need in me, but that is not the point. Those are her demons. The longing is mine.

"Make me chaste and continent, but not just yet."
-St. Augustine


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