In ancient Sanskrit they are the same thing: priyatam (Ro. prieten, Eng. friend) means a life partner, a spouse. I would argue that the separations stem from the concepts or preconceptions we have of these things, which tend to be a little different across the spectrum of sexuality - but ultimately not that different.I am … Continue reading What separates us from being a couple and just being friends? What makes us transform from friends into couples?
This concludes my weekend break in Galaţi: a piece from 1976, aptly titled Evolution. It's a stylish torus, one of the many permanent sculptures along the Danube Promenade. When I first visited Galaţi this past June with a friend, we landed directly into the dehumanizing, failed Communist ghettos. Instead of a name, they have a number. … Continue reading Evolution: Art Escape in Galaţi