My Inspiration for September 2020

30 Sep

This was a very romantic month for me, and I don’t just mean the feeling of being in love, but that “romantic aesthetic”; roses and candles, sounds of Tindersticks and Nick Cave in dusk of a dying day, enjoying every moment passionately because I am aware that summer is dead and sunny days are no more. The air is laced with a certain sadness and a sense of transience which fuels nostalgic thoughts. It’s time of the year for Romanticism, Rilke, Poe and Pre-Raphaelites. This month I read two books by Charles Bukowski in a row and they both equally amused me: “Post-Office” and “Factotum”, I also read Bret Easton Ellis’ novel “Imperial Bedrooms” which is a sequel for his debut novel “Less Than Zero”, I found it equally as disturbing as “Less Than Zero”. I also read a book about animal rights called “Impeachment of Man” by Savitri Devi which chimed with my thoughts well and it gave me great joy to read my thoughts on paper. I try to shut myself from the stupidity of the world and “cultivate my own garden”, as Voltaire suggested, and oh my, what beautiful, fragrant flowers can bloom when we don’t allow the outside world to poison us!

“A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse, perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself.”
(Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf)

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5 Responses to “My Inspiration for September 2020”

  1. Michael Hill 1st Oct 2020 at 2:36 pm #

    Inspired words

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  2. Michael Hill 1st Oct 2020 at 2:39 pm #

    p.s. ” Hope you have a warm snuggly Autumn and Winter “


  3. smilla72 3rd Oct 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi Byron’s muse. I like your romantic view on things. Romanticism is extremely seductive but on the other hand it causes us enormous trouble. It is really like a drug and in that sense I’ve always been an « addict » which caused me (I repeat myself) enormous trouble in my life. So what should we do in the context of a society that is by definition anti-romantic? Every Romantic has to find his own answer. Some become famous not despite their romanticism but because of it. But most Romantics will have to face rejection. You have found your way to deal with a rude society by « cultivating your garden ». I may be more Nietzschean: I turn rejection into mental strength. Enemies are food for me. Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker. Don’t let the other people win!

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    • Byron's Muse 3rd Oct 2020 at 9:33 pm #

      Maybe it causes us trouble, but it is still far more rewarding and unique and magical to be a Romantic than a “common” person living a common life which isn’t infused with romance and dreams. I love to be hated too, in a way, because I don’t care what someone thinks of me and I enjoy provoking just to see the reaction 😉


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