Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life - Rachel Carson

Monday, April 9, 2012

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone............................


"I do not  have hopes, desires,. My bones shivering with the winter, the cold air is the only hug my heart accepts. I rejoice in my lonely world with darkness swimming like the sound of liberation, monotony damps my every thought; help is not wanted it might be needed, but I cannot understand its true intentions.  Why weep in despair why not embrace the instability that this noisy loud groggy state has to offer. Before something begins you know in your heart it will end so why carry on with the journey if in the end, your first thought on the matter shows itself" - (This as written by me)
This is how at times all we humans feel, no matter how much we brag about being happy, but then again feeling this way isn't so bad_the following quotes will explain why?
Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. -Alice Koller
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. -Jean de la Bruyere
One of my favorite poems by DH Lawrence, hes not very famous for his poetry , but this captured humans view on loneliness perfectly;
WHEN I WENT TO THE CIRCUS
When I went to the circus that had pitched on the waste lot
It was full of uneasy people
Frightened of the bare earth and the temporary canvas
And the smell of horses and other beasts
Instead of merely the smell of man.

Monkeys rode rather grey and wizened
On curly piebald ponies
And the children uttered a little cry--
And dogs jumped through hoops and turned somersaults
And then geese scuttled in in a little flock
And round the ring they went to the sound of the whip
Then doubled, and back, with a funny up-flutter of wings—
And the children suddenly shouted out.

Then came the hush again, like a hush of fear.

The tight-rope lady, pink and blonde and nude-looking, with a few gold spangles
Footed cautiously out on the rope, turned prettily spun round
Bowed, and lifted her foot in her hand, smiled, swung her parasol
To another balance, tripped round, poised, and slowly sank
Her handsome thighs down, down, till she slept her splendid body on the rope.
When she rose, titing her parasol, and smiled at the cautious people
they cheered, but nervously.

The trapeze man, slim and beautiful and like a fish in the air
Swung great curves through the upper space, and came down like a star
--And the people applauded, with hollow, frightened applause.

The elephants, huge and grey, loomed their curved bulk through the dusk
And sat up, taking strange postures, showing the pink soles of their feet
And curling their precious live trunks like ammonites
And moving always with a soft slow precision
As when a great ship moves to anchor.
The people watched and wondered, and seemed to resent the mystery
That lies in the beasts.

Horses, gay horses, swirling round and plaiting
In a long line, their heads laid over each other’s necks;
They were happy, they enjoyed it;
All the creatures seemed to enjoy the game
In the circus, with their circus people.
But the audience, compelled to wonder
Compelled to admire the bright rhythms of moving bodies
Compelled to see the delicate skill of flickering human bodies
Flesh flamey and a little heroic, even in a tumbling clown,
They were not really happy.
There was no gushing response, as there is at the film
This makes me think of how the world is ran and how everyone has a part, and how we amuse each other at times, and its sad to say but at times that's all we do for each other _ something to think about.
Random way to start the week?????

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