This simple and beautifully book is the culmination of artist Elyse Poppers’s search for the language with the most words for love. She identified the sacred language of Sanskrit, also one of the foundations of the English language, as having over two hundred words for love. Each word is printed in Sanskrit script and introduces a nuanced definition of love in a myriad of manifestations, showing us the depth and diversity of a feeling we have but a single word for in English.
Elyse Poppers is a conceptual artist living between Los Angeles and Mendocino County, California. She constructs objects, spaces and experiences, where, through engagement, something entirely new may emerge. She is currently shooting a short film about her The Little Love Book.
The seed of life is within us all, our dance here is mundane, strange and wonderful.
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
Give yourself permission to rest and receive lullabies for your heart.
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