Perhaps the great renewal of the world will consist of this, that man and woman, freed of all confused feelings and desires, shall no longer seek each other as opposites, but simply as members of a family and neighbors, and will unite as human beings, in order to simply, earnestly, patiently, and jointly bear the heavy responsibility of sexuality that has been entrusted to them.
–Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken in 2016 on a bright fall afternoon, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.