On Feeling Pretty

There are certain states, certain complex, or elaborate, sensual and emotional experiences, that consistently elude description. It is as if these experiences, no matter how significant, are destined from their inception to remain feelings—to stay tucked beneath the veil of consciousness, with certain qualities rising, occasionally, to the surface where they spark a vague sense [...]

Read the Room

Up-sell Cross-sell Engage Connect Assess their needs Sell to their needs You have no needs Your needs are their needs   Smile Role-play Turn on the charm Deep breath Confident face Ready? Am I speaking? I hear myself Am I smiling enough? Be assertive I’m not flirting, am I? Close the deal. Isn’t that why [...]

Intimate Preface

  Gardener who prunes The roses of summer, Who stokes a small empire of petals Bursting under a slippery red sun, Buried tongue, And a flame.   Your mouth is a planet, An intimate preface That lulls the sea Into an acrid quiet. You're a murmur. You're a flick.   You are a campground tiger [...]

On Sensual Living

“And just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.” - Anaïs Nin As I began composing my thoughts for this post, “sensual living” seemed like the most appropriate term for organizing the topics I planned to discuss here. But, in truth, I could have easily swapped “sensual” for [...]