Tuesday, January 27, 2009

To Naje

There are essential and inessential insanities. The latter are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon. Inessential insanities are a brittle amalgamation of ambition, aggression, and pre-adolescent anxiety - garbage that should have been dumped long ago. Essential insanities are those impulses one instinctively senses are virtuous and correct, even though peers may regard them as coo-coo. Inessential insanities get one in trouble with one's self. Essential insanities get one in trouble with others. In fact, it may be essential. Poetry, the best of it, is lunar and is concerned with the essential insanities. Journalism is solar... and is devoted to the inessential.

Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker


Blogger أحمد said...

انا طول الوقت شايف ان الشعر دا حاجة خطر جداً وغير منطقية

6:47 AM  
Blogger Lina said...


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Blogger Pazuzu said...

that's so funny

12:59 AM  

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