'Il lato diabolico della malinconia e quello,non solo di fare ammalare le sue vittime,ma anche di renderle presuntuose e miopi,quasi superbe. Si crede di essere come Atlante che da solo deve reggere sulle proprie spalle i dolori e gli enigmi del mondo,come se mille altri non sopportassero gli stessi dolori e non vagassero nello stesso labirinto.'🌀
'The diabolical thing about melancholy is not that it makes you ill but that it makes you conceited and shortsighted; yes almost arrogant. You lapse into bad taste, thinking of yourself as Heine's Atlas, whose shoulders support all the world's puzzles and agonies, as if thousands, lost in the same maze, did not endure the same agonies.'🌀
Whatever that "thing" might be for you.....take solace in the fact that we can always try and turn that woe to wisdom.
These darker poems of mine sometimes makes it easier to focus on the light....the irony:) .
Happy thursday wherever you are!
The first thing I bought when I started Art College with my student grant was not actually art material... It was this typewriter from Woolworths (remember them). I remember I was wearing an eye patch at the time... not that I had anything wrong with my eye, I just thought it looked cool. I remember also the two shop girls flirting with me; but I now suspect it was the eye patch they were flirting with and had I taken it off and left it on the counter they would have continued flirting with it while I left the shop. (Of course it wasn’t cool having to try and judge distances with mono vision either.) What’s equally strange about an art student buying a typewriter is that my art portfolio of the time has (thankfully) long gone but I appear to have kept all my typing. (When my daughter couldn’t decide whether to take Graphic Design or Literature at Uni by son asked her ‘Which do you feel happier holding, a pen or a brush?’ She chose Literature. I wonder if my younger self was asking myself a similar question.) #artcollege#artstudent#typewriter#graphicdesign#literature#eyepatch
I have a horrible feeling I know what's going to end up happening to one of the characters in this book because his brain is the same as mine. This is also me trying to talk without actually talking. In other news I have excellent cushions.