Sunday, August 22, 2010

solitude

"The observations and encounters of a devotee of solitude and silence are at once less distinct and more penetrating than those of the sociable man; his thoughts are weightier, stranger, and never without a tinge of sadness.


ph: bibastar


Images and perceptions which might otherwise be easily dispelled by a glance, a laugh, an exchange of comments, concern him unduly, they sink into mute depths, take on significance, become experiences, adventures, emotions.



The fruit of solitude is originality, something daringly and disconcertingly beautiful, the poetic creation. But the fruit of solitude can also be the perverse, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden."




-Death in Venice by: Thomas Mann.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ps- have you ever felt this before? i think we all have felt this way at one time or another.

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