“The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.”
— Oscar Wilde
Yes the only people who interest me are artists and and people who have suffered. Considering that I consider everyone to be an artist and have never met anyone who’s life has been suffering free, that does not narrow the field very much. Still tho people who have come through fire tend to fascinate me especially those who have come through it and have learned without fearing future fires when they come in turn. Fire can temper as well as burn and I would rather know people who bear their scars proudly rather than those who pass unaffected by it. Not that there is anything particularly wrong with going through life unaffected by it. Susan Sarandon’s character in Bull Durham says the world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self awareness. Perhaps that’s true. Yet I believe we make our worlds and having met many with little awareness beyond themselves. I prefer otherwise.
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