Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Wit of the Staircase:

I've been reading back through Theresa Duncan's blog. Its a curious thing her life and her death, and while I won't speculate about the suicide of her and Jeremy Blake (the web is full of too much of that already) I would like to reblog this quote I found:
"Go live, win and lose, smash your hands against hysterical constellations, your head against phases of the moon, and your heart against another heart. Find the leisure to contemplate the results. You will discover the human condition. Foolish people who say that they seek reality don’t know what they are saying. For them, the worldly, when they approach it, they tremble and feel weak, distressed, fearful, terrified and repelled. They reject the truth and turn somewhere else for it, an easier, a softer, lifeless one. Little do they realize that they have been through the door itself, and in error, stupefying ignorance, in that immensity, said nothing is here, and stepped back to dullness. They may be less eloquent and merely realize the words it is painful. I must stop it, and step back."

--John Brzostoski

The blog itself is interesting to read with or without the details we now know.



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