For Wheeler - the love of my life, the light of my life.
"Passion brings ancient bronze statues to life; they melt into one another, becoming one. 'As One' recalls the 'love which makes us one,' described so beautifully by the Pre-Raphaelite poet Christina Rossetti in her poem, 'Monna Innominata,' "―Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
―by Christina Rossetti (first published in 1881)
I loved you first: but afterwards your love
Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song
As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.
Which owes the other most? my love was long,
And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;
I loved and guessed at you, you construed me
And loved me for what might or might not be –
Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.
For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’
With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,
For one is both and both are one in love:
Rich love knows nought of ‘thine that is not mine;’
Both have the strength and both the length thereof,
Both of us, of the love which makes us one.
―by Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)
Part of The Eros Trilogy. See all three videos in the trilogy:
*Eros Sleeping: vimeo.com/202575235
*Eros and Psyche: vimeo.com/201958267
*As One: vimeo.com/204575300
'As One' is fashioned from recycled and repurposed images and sound in the Public Domain, or material released under a Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain license.
"As One" ― Music and Video by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster.
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