Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Book of Job..'cause all life is a riddle ~

how can you trust yourself, when you don't know who u are..??
I met Rosa Mundi at the edge of heaven, with the
lords and ladies of our time, fiddlers & news-paper boys, citizen-mutineers and rope-dancers, jack-puddings and lawyers, mistresses & ex-wives and lovers,with kith and kin at the rear  _                                                                                   
...all the temptations to destruction..the living and the dead
felt the fire of hell with a cold kiss.. saw the glory of a christian paradise in her deep-blue eyes
with these few short lines, I guessed the rose of the world ment to do me harm, 
“The suburb of Saffron Park lay on the sunset side of London, as red and ragged as a cloud of sunset. It was built of a bright brick throughout; its sky-line was fantastic, and even its ground plan was wild. It had been the outburst of a speculative builder, faintly tinged with art, who called its architecture sometimes Elizabethan and sometimes Queen Anne, apparently under the impression that the two sovereigns were identical. It was described with some justice as an artistic colony, though it never in any definable way produced any art. But although its pretensions to be an intellectual centre were a little vague, its pretensions to be a pleasant place were quite indisputable. The stranger who looked for the first time at the quaint red houses could only think how very oddly shaped the people must be who could fit in to them. Nor when he met the people was he disappointed in this respect. The place was not only pleasant, but perfect, if once he could regard it not as a deception but rather as a dream. Even if the people were not "artists," the whole was nevertheless artistic. That young man with the long, auburn hair and the impudent face -- that young man was not really a poet; but surely he was a poem. That old gentleman with the wild, white beard and the wild, white hat -- that venerable humbug was not really a philosopher; but at least he was the cause of philosophy in others. That scientific gentleman with the bald, egg-like head and the bare, bird-like neck had no real right to the airs of science that he assumed. He had not discovered anything new in biology; but what biological creature could he have discovered more singular than himself? Thus, and thus only, the whole place had properly to be regarded; it had to be considered not so much as a workshop for artists, but as a frail but finished work of art. A man who stepped into its social atmosphere felt as if he had stepped into a written comedy.” 
― G.K. ChestertonThe Man Who Was Thursday

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