Friday, May 22, 2009

The Holy Pleasure of Intimacy

To open ourselves to a depth of creativity in relationship, to give ourselves, for example, to a true intimacy of sexual union, is to enter a realm of vulnerability that exposes the core of our being to another. It is for this reason that in the great love poem* we find the refrain, “Do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready.” The holy pleasure of intimacy is not cheap pleasure and cannot be hurried. It’s full richness is forged only with time and with trust.

* Song of Songs 2:7.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Sacrament of . . . Relationships
One Fearless Kiss
Just Now and Then
Lover Of Us All
Grounded Angel
And Love is Lord of All
Song of Songs: The Bible’s Gay Love Poem

Image: Kat Harding (from The Gay Man's Kama Sutra by Terry Sanderson).

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