I am currently reading a book that contains intimate love letters of great men throughout history. Boy oh boy, they don't write letters like that anymore, do they? Napoleon Bonaparte who was a man of politics and action, he was also a passionate lover. First World War poet, Robert Brooke was captivated by Noel Olivier's purity and intelligence. October 2nd, 1911 Brooke wrote to Olivier:
"I have a thousand images of you in an hour; all different and all coming back to the same...And we love. And we've got the most amazing secrets and understandings. Noel, whom I love, who is so beautiful and wonderful... I think of you once against a sky line and on the hill that Sunday morning. And that night was wonderfullest of all. The light and the shadow and the quietness and the rain and the wood. And you; you are so beautiful and wonderful that I daren't write to you... Your arms and lips and hair and shoulders and voice - you."
I hope this post makes you appreciate intimacy; a bond formed that's so tight, a closeness that's so strong; a radical tactic against a society that teaches you that emotionality is a sign of weakness. Tell people you care, tell people you are proud of them and ultimately destroy the belief that intimacy is defective and shameful. █