YES! I do this, some of my friends too, here are some we’ve used and some I’d like to:
fluff and meows,
magic and light,
sun and shadow,
wind and water,
whiskers on kittens,
peaches and cream,
dove-grey and milk-white,
hot pink and lipstick red,
lambs and bunnies,
instead of signing off with: xoxoxo/love/happy wednesday!/otherwise
put together a pair of words that you like, or that you know whomever you are writing to would like, and then sign your name.
let me give you some examples:
bread and tulips,
sunshine and baseballs,
figs and snow,
spaceships and salami,
i am enjoying this so much, i thought I would share it with you.
(you might want to limit this to personal emails, I don’t think people at work would understand. note that one of the guys I dated once told me I was a weirdo and a loner, not in a bad way! and I totally agree)
“Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered ‘useless,’ will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously.”—John Maeda via rene: The universe will fly like a bird
An orgasm is one of the biggest reinforcers imaginable. If you associate orgasm with your wife, a kiss, a scent, a body, that is what, over time, will turn you on; if you open your focus to an endless stream of ever-more-transgressive images of cybersex, that is what it will take to arouse you. The ubiquity of sexual images does not free the power of Eros but dilutes it.
I am not advocating a return to the days of hiding female sexuality, but I am noting that the power and charge of sex are maintained when there is some sacredness to it.
I’m delighted to report that my lips are actually feeling better today.
Still dry, and a bit of peeling, but not painful/cracked like yesterday and the day before.
How long before my lips fully recover, or before I give in and go back to lip balm dependency?
The saga continues: http://honeyonmylips.tumblr.com/