A weblog of romance and madness

Month: October 2013

“Sometimes, the most radical thing you can do is to be yourself.”

– Quote from The Internship movie

“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Imagine a ruin so strange it must never have happened…

First, picture the forest. I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees. The trees are columns of slick, brindled bark like muscular animals overgrown beyond all reason. Every space is filled with life: delicate, poisonous frogs war-painted like skeletons, clutched in copulation, secreting their precious eggs onto dripping leaves. Vines strangling their own kin in the everlasting wrestle for sunlight. The breathing of monkeys. A glide of snake belly on branch. A single file army of ants biting a mammoth tree into uniform grains and hauling it down to the dark for their ravenous queen. And, in reply, a choir of seedlings arching their necks out of rotted tree stumps, sucking life out of death. This forest eats itself and lives forever.

Opening paragraph of The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, c.1998

“When love is not madness, it is not love.”

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I own nothing.

Not even myself. We are all borrowed sets of particles that have existed in the universe since always, to infinity.