Welcome to my journey of trying to understand the beauty of all humanity. When all those intense emotions start running deep down into the bottom of your heart, the power of words somehow reaches the end of its magical abilities. And of course, images are born right at that moment to empower all the mysterious angles of storytelling. And right at that very moment, the energy has been transformed infinitely. You now belong to the universe. You are now on this mission to carry this story with you until the next identity reveals itself. This story is, fortunately, your responsibility now. I believe in you more than anything else I have seen in my life. I believe that you will help me choose the right color to paint the rest of this story. But of course, everything and I mean everything, is up to your own interpretations.
You are presented with two different choices. You will either finish skimming through all these works in less than just a minute, or in a couple of days. But only one can change your life and your worldview forever. Whatever choice you make at the end, please don’t forget to take a deep breath before you begin. Don’t rush. The answer is hidden somewhere in the corner of your consciousness. But what is the question anyway?
We shall start with *After The Silence by Léon Branche
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
*Unrequited by Josef Passgio
“To see something as a whole one must have two eyes, one of love and one of hate. The sick man is often healthier in his soul than the healthy man.”
*The Trees That Blow No More by Josh Kramer
“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”
― David Hume, Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays
Monsieur Florian et son amie / Fri. evening / 20 Nov. 15h32. / 2020
“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses. One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
*Monmartre by Serouj
*Farsight, Pt. 1 by Tristan Eckerson
“True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”
“All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Faith is about not wanting to know what the truth is.”
*To Thomas by Nils Frahm
*Trieste by Julius Aston
“One must learn to love.— This is what happens to us in music: first one has to learn to hear a figure and melody at all, to detect and distinguish it, to isolate it and delimit it as a separate life; then it requires some exertion and good will to tolerate it in spite of its strangeness, to be patient with its appearance and expression, and kindhearted about its oddity:—finally there comes a moment when we are used to it, when we wait for it, when we sense that we should miss it if it were missing: and now it continues to compel and enchant us relentlessly until we have become its humble and enraptured lovers who desire nothing better from the world than it and only it.— But that is what happens to us not only in music: that is how we have learned to love all things that we now love. In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fairmindedness, and gentleness with what is strange; gradually, it sheds its veil and turns out to be a new and indescribable beauty:—that is its thanks for our hospitality. Even those who love themselves will have learned it in this way: for there is no other way. Love, too, has to be learned.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
*the end note with Quiet Resource by Evelyn Stein & Fredrik Boström
to Prof. Patrick Declerck and his most influential book of depicting the naked truth of humanity, “Les Naufragés. Avec les clochards de Paris” published in 2001.
Friday. Nov. 20 /2020