I just finished reading the book, The Lost Diary of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams. It is simply brilliant! I love the way he expresses Don Juan’s approach to making love with a woman. Not only that, but his style of sensual writing is divine…
An example to stimulate your inner passion: “To know a mature woman is to know more than her body. It is to know the foundation of her need and the hungers that drive her. It is to know her secrets and the hungers that drive her…….”
Abrams continues… “A woman can dance and fight long after a man, so he must never try to overpower her desire. He cannot. A woman’s passion is nothing less than the sea that tosses a man’s ship, and to weather the storm he must us skill and humility to ride her waves, having given up his own course and dragged down his sails, letting the sea take him where it will.
For a sailor who knows that there is nothing to fear, this is the greatest adventure of life, as he lashes himself to the mast. Knowing that his surrender is his strength and the chance for his redemption.”
This is but one tidbit of the more tame, yet profound descriptions of a man and woman making love. His use of language moves my soul and ignites my inner passion. It is a gentle reminder to me of the importance of not only writing, but reading books that ignite my passion. Through reading the work of others, I allow myself to be free…..to lose myself in a sensual moment…..mmmmmmm