Descartes in Love

Descartes in Love

Poetry by Ken Chen

Brief Lives


 Photo by Steve McCurry

Photo by Steve McCurry

Love, accepting that we are not pure and lucent hearts, ricocheting towards each other like unlatched stars—no, we are tainted with self. We sometimes believe the self is an invisible glass, just as we believe the body is a suit made of meat. Doubt all things invisible. Doubt all things visible.

 Photo by Jeanette May

Photo by Jeanette May


Photography by Hugo Tillman & Steve McCurry & Jeanette May