I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
~ Pablo Neruda
… and so it goes, the story of Tasha’s life with Victor…
1. June 19, 2013 – Perfect Spring Day
2. June 21, 2013 – Anticipation
3. July 10, 2013 – Blossoming Buttercup
4. July 16, 2013 – After The Storm
5. June 4, 2014 – Holiday House
6. June 2014 – The Hitching Rail
The Game, a side story of Life With Victor, penned with the help of the dark and talented Lord Raven: