SENSUAL ~ A-Z blogging challenge (letter S) ~ vintage & emotions

A-Z blog challenge

Letter S =Sensual

Some of my favorite things:

  • The power of the written word
  • Quotes
  • Emotions
  • Vintage
  • Art

All wrapped up in to one little visual package for this Spring Time challenge.

vintage - sensuality

“Sensuality does not wear a watch but she always gets to the essential places on time. She is adventurous and not particularly quiet. She was reprimanded in grade school because she couldn’t sit still all day long. She needs to move. She thinks with her body. Even when she goes to the library to read Emily Dickinson or Emily Bronte, she starts reading out loud and swaying with the words, and before she can figure out what is happening, she is asked to leave. As you might expect, she is a disaster at office jobs.
Sensuality has exquisite skin and she appreciates it in others as well. There are other people whose skin is soft and clear and healthy but something about Sensuality’s skin announces that she is alive. When the sun bursts forth in May, Sensuality likes to take off her shirt and feel the sweet warmth of the sun’s rays brush across her shoulder. This is not intended as a provocative gesture but other people are, as usual, upset. Sensuality does not understand why everyone else is so disturbed by her. As a young girl, she was often scolded for going barefoot.
Sensuality likes to make love at the border where time and space change places. When she is considering a potential lover, she takes him to the ocean and watches. Does he dance with the waves? Does he tell her about the time he slept on the beach when he was seventeen and woke up in the middle of the night to look at the moon? Does he laugh and cry and notice how big the sky is?
It is spring now, and Sensuality is very much in love these days. Her new friend is very sweet. Climbing into bed the first time, he confessed he was a little intimidated about making love with her. Sensuality just laughed and said, ‘But we’ve been making love for days.”
― J. Ruth Gendler, The Book of Qualities

I would love to know what you think of this, or hear from other A-Z bloggers & or my regular readers new and seasoned!

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  16 comments for “SENSUAL ~ A-Z blogging challenge (letter S) ~ vintage & emotions

  1. April 22, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    She is glowing in the picture and the words just vibrate with luscious feelings. Definitely my favorite so far.


    • April 22, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      Yes it really is one of mine also you can get really lost in those words and go somewhere else can’t you? 🙂


      • April 22, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        I agree – that is such an evocative passage. I guess that’s the essence of sensual – rsiding many emotional desires without being in-your-face sexual.


        • April 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

          exactly and sensual can be applicable to so many different actions. Reading that was a story and almos like a song x PS I have a surprise for you soon, hehe, bit nervous about it but nonetheless hehe


  2. April 22, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    Ooooooo, LOVE the picture…. and honestly, love the topic! 😉


    • April 22, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      Hah it’s great isn’t it and I can imagine you loving that! I can get lost in those words I think one of my top favs so far. That picture reminds me very much of an old painting I have up in my kitchen than was passed down to me which everyone looks at whilst eating their dinner hehe x


  3. April 22, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Such a nice topic to write about. Sensuality is something that makes us get lost in it’s world 🙂


  4. hilarymb
    April 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Hi Justine – I’m going to add what an interesting book to own .. well I guess it’s still available .. Gendler has done everyone a great deal of favours with this ..

    Quite delightful and yes … lost could I get too … cheers and I hope you had a peaceful Easter .. Hilary


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  6. April 22, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Oh wow! That is a lovely piece!!!


    • April 22, 2014 at 7:07 PM

      thank you so much, it reminds me of a pic i have in my house also, i love that era x


    • April 22, 2014 at 8:12 PM

      🙂 Thankies so much glad you like


  7. April 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    A cool topic and a delightful little word to play with. 😀

    A-Z Challenge at Father Nature’s Corner


  8. April 26, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    I see you have a bit of a daring side…This characteristic, in my opinion, makes for a great blogger. Nice post!


    • April 26, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      haha i love that compliment, not the usual type of way of putting a compliment forwards, which must mean you have a bit of a wild side too! grins


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