An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.
It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.
It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.
This was the butterfly that we grew ourselves this summer. Willoughby was the name and it was gotten as a caterpillar and we grew it into the cage and this picture was taken the day it emerged a butterfly and we set it out in Westport at Horseneck Beach State Reservation. I took a ton of shots, but this was the first of it being completely free and out on the land. It was quite an experience we had, something we will never forget.