Friday, November 03, 2017

True

The macro view of the eyes and mouth of a timber wolf in Museo del Desierto

“Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges—
“Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!”


- Rudyard Kipling


[Photograph by Priss Enriquez at Unsplash]

2 Comments:

At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.
Remembered line from a long-forgotten poem”
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/10835-all-my-life-my-heart-has-sought-a-thing-i
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson

A bit of further research seems to indicate it's from André Breton, Mad Love.
“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.”
https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/106441-l-amour-fou
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/André_Breton

I've never read any André Breton, maybe I will someday. But I've read a fair amount of Hunter S Thompson, and one that always sticks in my mind is this one:
Song of the Sausage Creature by Hunter S. Thompson
https://riderbesafe.com/2014/04/20/song-of-the-sausage-creature-by-hunter-s-thompson/

It's along the lines of a motorcycle cult classic, barely coherent outside the genre. But I guess sometimes that's how seeking goes, particularly madness-driven. Once in a while failure to achieve your goal tells you more than achieving it, and if you're standing at a crossroad when the moment of realization hits, it can point in what you think is a helpful direction. Certain disclaimers apply.

The Explorer
Rudyard Kipling
1898
http://somethinghidden.com/

Thanks, Michael, I'd not read this bit of Kipling before. Digging into Kipling can be a real pleasure, or a revelation.

Jim

 
At 6:40 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Jim,

Thanks for your comments and references.

Kipling has often been underestimated but you are correct: he can be a real pleasure, or revelation.

Michael

 

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