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Ciao, Pagan. Un caloroso saluto dall'Italia! 🙋🏻
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Weave in, My Hardy Life
 
Walt Whitman
Weave in, weave in, my hardy life,
Weave yet a soldier strong and full for great campaigns to come,
Weave in red blood, weave sinews in like ropes,
      the senses, sight weave in,
Weave lasting sure, weave day and night the weft, the warp,
      incessant weave, tire not,
(We know not what the use O life, nor know the aim, the end,
      nor really aught we know,
But know the work, the need goes on and shall go on, the death-
      envelop’d march of peace as well as war goes on,)
For great campaigns of peace the same the wiry threads to weave,
We know not why or what, yet weave, forever weave.
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I wouldn't say never...does that make me a little higher than "middle-brow"?  ;-)

"In the years since its publication, the Wake has lived something of a double life. On the one hand, it has been a darling of academia, lending itself to exegesis as few other novels do. On the other, it has baffled generations of ordinary readers, even those who admire and enjoy Joyce’s earlier writing. As a result, it has gained a reputation as a book more written about than read, the ultimate in modernist incomprehensibility. It has almost become a badge of middlebrow honour to declare to the world that you have never, and will never, read the thing."   #jamesjoyce   #finneganswake   #literature  
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That's true, it's a good excuse for intellectual aspiring thinkers to not have to read anything challenging
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"But no matter the medicinal virtues of being a true friend or sustaining a long close relationship with another, the ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone." ~ David Whyte, author and philosopher
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You're welcome, Alina. :-)
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“Art is never finished, only abandoned” –Leonardo da Vinci. Happy Birthday to this master!
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Happy Birthday to one of the most iconic individuals to have ever graced the world of the subconscious.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a line of mom's cockaine tonight. 

#Freud   #Freudsicle   #Cigars   #cocaine   #Psychoanalysis   #Mind   #Ego   #Id  

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I wouldn't say never...  ;-)

"In the years since its publication, the Wake has lived something of a double life. On the one hand, it has been a darling of academia, lending itself to exegesis as few other novels do. On the other, it has baffled generations of ordinary readers, even those who admire and enjoy Joyce’s earlier writing. As a result, it has gained a reputation as a book more written about than read, the ultimate in modernist incomprehensibility. It has almost become a badge of middlebrow honour to declare to the world that you have never, and will never, read the thing."
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I do so love the James Joyce's books that I've read. Haven't tackled Finnegan's Wake, tho' this may inspire me.
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Weave in, My Hardy Life
 
Walt Whitman
Weave in, weave in, my hardy life,
Weave yet a soldier strong and full for great campaigns to come,
Weave in red blood, weave sinews in like ropes,
      the senses, sight weave in,
Weave lasting sure, weave day and night the weft, the warp,
      incessant weave, tire not,
(We know not what the use O life, nor know the aim, the end,
      nor really aught we know,
But know the work, the need goes on and shall go on, the death-
      envelop’d march of peace as well as war goes on,)
For great campaigns of peace the same the wiry threads to weave,
We know not why or what, yet weave, forever weave.
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that's just the way it is you lose and lose and win and try and fucking hey, oh so what what do I care it's just a stupid thing that has a name but non at all and sucks the life out of you and casts you out to sea, away from the light bearing down on you is the weight of all things mastered and unlearned from the depths of that side down to own it and learn it and buff it clean and without remorse or envy though logic is always in the most amazing places that are truly quizzes and whores and lemmings and plum cake.
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