The nostalgia of love carried forward in the body has great potential to energize and activate new pathways. Honesty and willpower become imperative in facilitating the strength that is necessary to maintain being both a giver and receiver of love in the present. This project is a personal reflection of how love can be held in the body as well as how nostalgia can form its perception and reception. The work moves through past, present and future glimpses of time as a way of embodying and telling a story of love.
“To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.”
– Bell Hooks
“When we reveal ourselves to our partner [friend, family member] and find that this brings healing rather than harm, we make an important discovery – that intimate relationship can provide sanctuary from the world of facades, a sacred space where we can be ourselves, as we are…. This kind of unmasking – speaking our truth, sharing our inner struggles and revealing our raw edges – is sacred activity, which allows [our] souls to meet and touch more deeply.”
– John Welwood