Underneath the surface of rational thought, the human mind is shaped over a nucleus of emotion, feeling, and unreason. Our irrational ancient minds seek out the entire spectrum of the human experience. Experiences that are beautiful, repulsive, intensely pleasurable, and profoundly terrifying. Moments and sensations that take us by surprise and leave our brains tickled and bruised. L'Allure des Mots celebrates this experience through the written and visual arts.