“It’s important to question even the things we take for granted. It is important to make spaces for the artists. We need to create safe heavens and spaces for those who think different because at the end of the day that is the only way we evolve.”
Now, it's only my favorite excerpts as poems and literature back befor...e TV and radio tended to get a little long-winded and flowery descriptive....our instant gratification society tends to not dig deep into things. However, it's no reason to take an hour of your time to fully digest what's been written...even if you need encyclopedias, thesauruses, etc to do so.
Alot of Byron's poetry deals with topics about the esoteric, sublime, and transcending borders betweens boring, everyday regular life to the greaters unknown unknowns of nature to find meaning and purpose. He, and other writers, of his time, use alot of throwbacks to ancient Greece and mythologies such as in Prometheus, who was one of the Titan gods. He is said to have created mankind and stole the fire of the gods and given it to them. For that benevolent act of betrayal, he was chained to a rock, and every morning an eagle eats out his liver, which would regrow the following day, only to be eaten the next. Years later, he would be freed by Hercules.
Maybe Byron uses the Prometheus myth to find meaning and purpose for the suffering and torture that exist in being human, or maybe his own life?
How many of us have ever felt like God is just sitting back, eating popcorn, watching our struggle and torture of living out the drama and pain of our lives like its some kind of #realityshow ?
How many of us have felt like we get punished and tortured by God/Universe the more we try to do "good" and benevolent acts for some reason unknown to us?
Hence the struggle of Byron and the redemption of humanity...is finding a reason to smile despite feeling chained and tortured by life....and once you realize that, you realize you've already won! #foodforthought #lifelessons
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From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
As others saw—I could not bring
My passions from a common spring—
From the same source I have not taken...
My sorrow—I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone—
And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—
Then—in my childhood—in the dawn
Of a most stormy life—was drawn
From ev’ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still—
From the torrent, or the fountain—
From the red cliff of the mountain—
From the sun that ’round me roll’d
In its autumn tint of gold—
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass’d me flying by—
From the thunder, and the storm—
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view—
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover....
~ Falsely yours