Sunday, October 4, 2009

Even the Moon is lonely

This could be an excerpt from my future biography.
It's not.
But it could be.

"She loved the arts, music, paint, nature. Hans Christian Anderson, Van Gogh, Tchaikovsky. They were her favourites. She loved Tchaikovsky because he made his sadness into warmth, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Symphony No.6. She loved Vincent because she felt his loneliness in his paintings. But she couldn't look at his sunflowers for too long, the yellows stung her eyes. Feeling too much Feeling is too much sometimes. She told me how she thought it was weird you know, that all these people who created such beautiful things were so sad. How sometimes the sadness was so strong that they ended their own lives. Their last work of art. She said she thought that most geniuses were lonely. I said I thought everyone was lonely. That even the Moon is lonely, and that's why it pulls on the tides."
--(via) Tiger Lily

2 comments:

  1. The words are so too extremely beautiful .

    I believe all the beautiful souls are lonely and desperate, like Vincent , Virginia Woolf and Franz Kafka ,and so many others, and people in this period,like you.This kind of loneliness is not understood by many people in this world,just like most people do not see beauty from sadness at all. Woolf finally chose to walk into the river with many heavy stones in her pocket. She was longing to communicate. Communication was the only way to express her soul, but the more she tried to communicate, the lonelier she got. In her writting, I saw a soul that tried to communicate but finally failed. It was so hard to find another soul to understand the other lonely soul,and finally she saw the death.
    The distance between geniusness and mental distance is not far.

    Most people refuse to believe that everybody is lonely, and people who realized we were born to be lonely are geniuses, and yes geniuses are always weird in people's eyes.

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  2. Wow, It's beautiful.

    I think every soul has a penchant for loneliness, but so many people think that makes you abnormal. Being lonely is Ok. I enjoy my loneliness. I sometimes think only I truly understand me.

    But again, its beautiful.

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