Faraway distances

I am lured by faraway distances, the immense void I project upon the world.  A feeling of emptiness grows in me; it infiltrates my body like a light and impalpable fluid.  In its progress, like a dilation into infinity, I perceive the mysterious presence of the most contradictory feelings ever to inhabit a human soul.  I am simultaneously happy and unhappy, exalted and depressed, overcome by both pleasure and despair in the most contradictory harmonies.  I am so cheerful and yet so sad that my tears reflect at once both heaven and earth.  If only for the joy of my sadness, I wish there were no death on this earth.

E.M.Ciorar 1911-1995

posted @ Alfredo Jaar’s website http://www.alfredojaar.net/index1.html

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