Thursday, March 28, 2013

Decadence: for those who came into this world too late

With this post I sign off until Tuesday next. Wishing all a blessed Paschal weekend.
"... he shrunk more and more from the realities of life and above all from the society of his day which he regarded with an ever growing horror—a detestation which had reacted strongly on his literary and artistic tastes; he refused, as far as possible, to have anything to do with pictures and books whose subjects were in any way connected with modern existence.”  
Joris-Karl Huysmans, Against Nature

" ... consider, if it please you, the need of my afflicted soul ..."

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