Desires of the Heart
By Brian Ernest Brown
What do I desire?
I desire freedom, the kind that encourages unconditional love and self-expression.
I desire intimacy and by that I don't exclusively mean sex. For me intimacy, begins with small shared experiences between people - a touch, a whisper, an embrace, a kiss, a caress, a breath, a knowing glance.
I desire honesty, the kind of honesty that is respectful of everyone involved but which also allows for individual privacy and self-concern.
I desire passion, not just between the sheets but for life itself. Passion that fuels a zest for life and the diversity which it offers. A passion that makes someone search for the end of the rainbow, knowing with an intense certainty that they'll find it.
I desire exploration and adventure. Exploration not only of the world around us but also of the world within us. To discover who and what we are and to live that truth bravely and unapologetically. Adventuring and learning about different cultures and people as we go. Celebrating the beauty and diversity we find along the journey.
I desire intelligent conversation, the kind that keeps you up late at night because you just can't control the thoughts being stimulated in your head, where people experience an intellectual intimacy shared through thoughts and ideas.
I desire grace, the grace and forgiveness to be fully human and fully alive and to share the same with another.
I desire forgiveness and compassion because I'm only human too but not just for me but a forgiveness and compassion shared with others because only then can we experience it ourselves.
I desire love, the kind of love that endures and is shared.
I desire whimsical spontaneity that encourages impish delight.
I desire sex so hot that you drench the sheets and so tender you never want it to end.
Those are some of my desires but most of all, I simply want to be part of the happiness, joy, and love of other people's lives on whatever level they will allow.
These are some of the desires of my heart.