We should turn our period week into something a super hero has…. we are angrier all the better to fight injustice, more powerful, more aggressive, more emotional …. more, more, more…..AND, we give up our life force, our BLOOD to the gods for this special week of celebrating our ability to give LIFE!
It is both possible, and even necessary, to simultaneously enjoy a piece of media while also being critical of its more pernicious aspects.
People brutalise everything. They get up noisily, go about noisily all day, and go to bed noisily. And they constantly talk far too noisily. They are so taken up with themselves that they don’t notice the distress they constantly cause to others, to those who are sick. Everything they do, everything they say causes distress to people like us. And in this way they force anyone who is sick more and more into the background until he’s no longer noticed. And the sick person withdraws into his background. But every life, every existence, belongs to one person and one person only, and no one else has the right to force this life and this existence to one side, to force it out of the way, to force it out of existence. We’ll go by ourselves, as we have the right to do. That’s part of the natural course.
From “People brutalise everything” (Thomas Bernhard) his novel,Concrete.
In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends imprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leather boxes.