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love's translation: 2 flames

love’s translation: 2 flames

janjai as blue flame

janjai as blue flame

"when the missionaries called desire a sin all the heat in the world couldn't make it right again," laila al-jusuri (2002)

“when the missionaries called desire a sin all the heat in the world couldn’t make it right again,” laila al-jusuri (2002)

We are all the children of some flame, some passion. When we exiled passion we exiled ourselves from that flesh-fire that let us talk to the gods. As if we were happy with ash. As if being blind and cold was the natural state of the world.