Pure Pleasure

“I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure.”
(Roman Payne, “Rooftop Soliloquy”)

3 thoughts on “Pure Pleasure”

  1. Learning to love your own company and to be in the presence of only yourself when lonely is a fearsome gift to give yourself. From that garden all bounty unfolds.

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