“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. I mean disassociated. Take a top hat. You think you see it as it really is. But you don’t because you associate it with other things and ideas.If you had never heard of one before, and suddenly saw it alone, you’d be frightened, or you’d laugh. That is the effect absinthe has, and that is why it drives men mad. Three nights I sat up all night drinking absinthe, and thinking that I was singularly clear-headed and sane. The waiter came in and began watering the sawdust.The most wonderful flowers, tulips, lilies and roses, sprang up, and made a garden in the cafe. “Don’t you see them?” I said to him. “Mais non, monsieur, il n’y a rien.”
― Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies
If a drop of that wine would drip into the Nile
The crocodile would be drunken for hundred years by its smell
If the antelope in the dessert would drink a drop of it
It would become a roaring lion and wouldn’t think about the leopard”
“Typical bloody sheep,” he thought, “they’ve got no common sense,
“They won’t go through a gateway but they’ll jump a bloody fence.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson : The reason why men do not obey us is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye
foto – ulmarra yard 2010
Imagine it. A radio playing
and everyone here was crazy.
I liked it and danced in a circle.
Music pours over the sense
and in a funny way
music sees more than I.
Music Swims Back to Me
foto – MARK QUINN AND IZZY FOREAL bilambil sports club 2008 december