Friday, March 13, 2009

More Death in Venice

I'm reminded by passionate friends who seek chaos:

"For to passion, as to crime, the assured everyday order and stability of things is not opportune, and any weakening of the civil structure, any chaos and disaster afflicting the world, must be welcome to it, as offering a vague hope of turning such circumstances to its advantage."

Thomas Mann - Death in Venice

Once more, words or reviews cannot do justice to beauty:

"He was more beautiful than words can express, and Ashenbach felt the painful awareness that language can only praise sensuous beauty but not reproduce it."

Thomas Mann - Death in Venice

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