When I saw this Illustration Friday prompt, I knew that I wanted to combine lettering and illustration, so I went searching for a quote that included the word ‘universe.’ The internet offered plenty of options, of course, but when I read this one, I loved it, and instantly envisioned the finished piece. It was only after I illustrated and hand-lettered it that I bothered to find the poem from which the quote was extracted. A beautiful, deep, thoughtful poem about…human sexuality, to put it in family friendly terms. Let’s just say it wasn’t G-rated. So I won’t be posting it here in children’s book land. Note to self: do the research before you get invested in a project!