A woman, clothed, floating in a river looking up.
Betty Blue

My whole life has been an effort to tear myself away from male desire, in other words, from my own desire. In '63, I repeated to myself these words from the Bible: “And I will extend peace to her like a river,” not even knowing that these words referred to my desire, sperm flowing over me like a river.

A sepia-toned photograph of a waterfall.
Peace Like a River