“…blessed be those through which the veil was lifted, even those that never allowed me to lift the dress of their hidden altar. What matters is that they made me a believer, not that they refrained from sharing communion”– from A Panegyric to Love.
This work would not have been possible without the muses & lovers that guided my heart to write the original versions of the letters. The letters you find in this transmission being based on them, but sprinkled with poetic license, careful translations and respectful anonymization of personal details. So the first acknowledgment and eternal gratitude naturally goes to them. I thank them for helping me see behind the veil. Thank them for making me a believer in the One. The only myth is that there is only one. For I saw the One through each of them; we all can see the One through everyone. It’s just that with some our view to it is less obstructed, owing to our mutual pasts and future destinies, but still always there for all those willing to surrender to grace and do the work. Never lose faith; the romantics were right, the realists wrong. Keep loving.
“You should publish these” he said on a windy overcast day, on a walk reminiscent of Wordsworthian meanderings, at the Philosopher’s Way trail in San Francisco, after having heard an excerpt from one of my love letters I brought to bear during our discussions on love. It’s not like the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. Yet it was the encouragement and support of my dear friend Michael Gibson that pushed me just enough to actually do it. Thank you Michael. What an honor it is to be your friend.
I want to thank all the wonderful photographers who have made their work available for everyone to use through Unsplash, and who have made this website way more beautiful than it would have been without them. I’ve created a dedicated page where I give credit and attribution for every photo you find on this website.
Last but not least, I want to thank my family for their undying love and support despite my eccentricities.