Passions

Portrait-Owen

Owen in 2008

 

from Fredrik Bachman
Brett Marie Was Here

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“All passion is childish. It’s banal and naive. It’s nothing we learn. It’s instinctive, and so it overwhelms us. Overturns us It bears us away in a flood. All other emotions belong to the earth, but passion inhabits the universe.

That is the reason why passion is worth something, not for what it gives us but for what it demands that we risk. Our dignity. The puzzlement of others and their condescending, shaking heads…..

sometimes our souls are catapulted off the floor” and passion stops all our pain as we yell and yell and yell…

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