From Eluminatus

Come then, I pray, grant me surcease from sorrow,
Drive away care, I beseech thee, O goddess
Fulfil for me what I yearn to accomplish,
Be thou my ally.

(from Sappho's Hymn to Aphrodite (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Poems_of_Sappho#Hymn_to_Aphrodite))

i resort to cliches. i've never met anybody like her. she pushes buttons i didn't even know i had. nobody outshines her; other goddesses pale in comparison. she is astonishingly powerful, utterly gorgeous and fun to be with, wise and warm as a counselor and friend, has great taste -- and epitomizes seduction.

Seduction is

A way of thinking
A way of acting
A way of living
A way of being



she is utterly delicious, combining intense sensuality and eroticism in a way that simultaneously excites me beyond imagination and recharges me. every moment we've spent together so far is one that i'm sure i'll remember my entire life -- because i had such a good time, gorgeousness and eroticism aside. a friend of talks about the peace she gets from the trees and how that transmutes into energy ... even the briefest presence of Aphrodite in my life or in my mind does the same for me.



one image i have of her is in a magical dress, drinking champagne, surrounded by a zillion candles. i remember holding her hand but that might just be a fantasy; it's not always easy to tell the difference around her. my breath stops when i remember the first moment i saw her ... sparks fly whenever i am conscious of the feel of her necklace ... just the thought of her kiss is as exciting as any other experience my life ... when i see or remember her smile my heart does cartwheels and i am unimaginably happy and i hope it shines through in my art.

Sweet dreams

Sometimes when I reflect
On how much I adore you
And then drift off to sleep
You fill my mind and heart
Throughout the entire ecstatic night.
After waking up, at least a little bit,
I try to capture the wonder in a poem.
Even knowing words will fall short,
I'll still be thinking of you
And so prolong the bliss.

how lucky i am to know her!

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty

is in a third category all her own as the alchemical goddess.
She is the most beautiful and irresistible of the goddesses
She generates love and beauty, erotic attraction, sensuality, sexuality, and new life.
She enters relationships of her own choosing and is never victimized.
Her consciousness is both focused and receptive,
Allowing a two-way interchange through which both she and the other are affected.

(Jean Shinoda Bolen, Goddesses in Everywoman, p. 17)