How to escape Dostoevsky?

“Can you please crawl out your window?
Use your arms and legs it won’t ruin you
How can you say he will haunt you?
You can go back to him any time you want to”

(Bob Dylan in Can you please crawl out your window?)
Bourbon-l’Archambault (F)

The joy of animals in the middle of demolition

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God..."

(W. Whitman in Song of Myself, no. 32)
Aachen (D)

Who sits on the Red Lotus flower?

“The Goddess of Wealth
…who sits on the Red Lotus flower

offers the fair flow of water,
…affluent shadow,

affluence of paddy harvest,
…name and fame,

huge prosperity,
…lots of wealth and property;

she also always offers longevity
…for those who are not deceptive and trickery!”

(V.K. Kanniappan translation from Tamil Nalvazhi)
Liège (B)

Réservez pour votre avenir aujourd’hui

"Sad heart, what will the future bring
To happier men when we are gone?
What golden days shall dawn for them,
Transcending all we gaze upon?"

(J.A. Symonds in A vista)
Liège (B)

Winter walks through an open gate

"Some, too fragile for winter winds
The thoughtful grave encloses --
Tenderly tucking them in from frost
Before their feet are cold."

(E. Dickinson in Some, too fragile ....)
(Liège (B)

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