and the bone and the flesh and the

bukowski quote

‘flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than

the stoic
had spoken
or written these words
which is never the same

he could have been
an Epicurean
but was too
to fit the term

pleasure, yes
but excess?

but I’m not
here to
or compare

simply to
on my twenty-
finished year:

‘flesh covers the bone and flesh searches for more than flesh’

wouldn’t that make
a great
bedtime story?

Zarathustra in the 21st century


What need is there for Nietzsche’s euphoria in language, for his excess in possibility and contradiction, for his telling of unnecessary things?  What do we actually need but a secure income and a full stomach in this modern world, perhaps a fancy car and the latest gadget, but beyond that, is it not completely irrelevant to look for more? So, in the context of the 21stcentury, where life is just life, when you are rich or poor, possessor or possessed, what urgency is there to plummet into the depths of the unknown? There seems to be lacking an insistence to forge other realities, to strain the last fiber of consciousness in order to erupt a newer self, a deeper “I”.  Isn’t Zarathustra saying that we are not only living (a passive image of passing time) but that in fact while we live we are creating…  

The question remains latently hidden inside our hearts, while we stroll in a “comfort-zone” age… what is yet to be born?



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