I will bleed for better reasons this year.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Whoever loves, come near. I want to break Venus’s ribs and cripple the goddess’s hips with clubs. If she can break my heart so tender, why can’t I break her head and end her?
I will wade out
till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers
I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
with closed eyes
If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
Everybody should do in their lifetime,
Sometime the things-
One, is to consider death.
To observe skulls and skeletons
And to wonder what it would be like to go to sleep, and to never wake up, ever.
That is the most- is a very gloomy thing for contemplation.
But it’s like manure,
Just as manure fertilizes the plants and so on.
So the contemplation of death, and the acceptance of death
Is very highly generative of creative life.
You get wonderful things out of that
“No parlour room complete without a bird under glass”.