We sidestepped the stars and became engulfed with the vast nothingness of space
without which they could not shine.
We avoided roses and carnations and gave ourselves over to the earth from which they sprang.
We ignored the music, but marvelled at the waves of vibration which made sense of the sound.
We shunned the masterpiece, becoming enthralled by the technique which allowed its longevity to be enjoyed.
We spurned the story, but delved into the grammar and structure of every single word.
We spoke not of love, but acted. We cherished each breath shared in between without which there would not be us.