Tuesday, December 11, 2012

more erotic. it happens.

We have attempted to separate the spiritual and the erotic, thereby reducing the spiritual to a world of flattened affect, a world of the ascetic who aspires to feel nothing.  But nothing is farther from the truth.  For the ascetic position is one of the highest fear, the greatest immobility.  The severe abstinence of the ascetic becomes the ruling obsession.  And it is not one of self-discipline but of self-abnegation.  - Audre Lorde

1 comment:

Chaitanya Motupalli said...

My sis friend,

As I read the quote I remembered a documentary that I have watched on Bernini's sculpture, "Ecstasy of St. Theresa." The documentary was well made and it talks about the erotic and the sacred. Here's the link: