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c. full texts of the “Notes for you”, with their images

Some of the 25 texts of the book, with their accompanying images.

Loneliness and an illusional togetherness

So, by projecting a mentally unreachable past on an imaginary future that has not happened yet, we think that we somehow “know” the taste of this future. Under the effect of either of these aspects of  nostalgia, we act as if we are drugged by the need for the Other. We assign to the Other,...
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4. The addict’s monologue, or, on desire and shadow (a)

I want to beat her, while at the same time I need to hug her warmly, protect her, give her everything. Ah! And I want to have her in bed from morning to night. Fuck her from everywhere, tear her apart without any mercy. [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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9. A piano, sex and love

Just as happens with a single piano key, so desire for the Other’s body does not necessarily have to serve some goal on any higher level, in order to give birth to rounded and beautiful moments. That is to say, sexual desire does not necessarily have to serve love. [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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1. On eros and mirrors

Not one of these side-effects of Eros matters at all. Because the Others available to us as our mirrors are countless, so countless will be our chances to experience breaking into fragmented reflections again and again. [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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2. The passage

And in this pause in time, full of silence, your hand becomes another hand. A new hand with another meaning, a totally new meaning that starts embracing what I call “your hand”, pushing it elsewhere, somewhere beyond beauty, charm, attraction or aesthetics. [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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3. Tastes of Now

In other words, from the perspective of each specific Now on our timeline, whole slices of our past and future times remain darkened because they do not need to be visible from this or that specific Now. [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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5. If

Yet, through our yearning and deep thirst for the Other, we think we have done something “wrong”. We shrink, we become much smaller. We take on our own backs the total and unbearable responsibility for events that are not produced by ourselves alone... [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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6. Two transparencies

...as if he and his image were drawings on two transparent sheets of gelatin, she attempts once more to put one on top of the other. Their outlines don’t match. Should she tear both the transparencies? Should she crumple one and throw it away? [Excerpt from NOTES FOR YOU]
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