kelseylorene: “A squeeze of the hand—enormous documentation—a tiny gesture within the palm, a knee…

kelseylorene:

“A squeeze of the hand—enormous documentation—a tiny gesture within the palm, a knee which doesn’t move away, an arm extended, as if quite naturally, along the back of a sofa and against which the other’s head gradually comes to rest—this is the paradisiac realm of subtle and clandestine signs: a kind of festival not of the senses but of meaning.”

— Roland Barthes, “Contacts” in A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments

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