And God said to the soul:
I desired you before the world began.
I desire you now
As you desire me.
And where the desires of two come together
There love is perfected
Image above (and on front-page mastheads): Zig-Zag Mountain by Suzanne Zoole (Acrylic on paper).
Words above by Mechthild of Magdeburg, Translated by Oliver Davies. From Beguine Spirituality: Mystical Writings of Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrice of Nazareth, and Hadewijch of Brahant.