dedalus Posted February 28, 2013 Share Posted February 28, 2013 It was never a problem, or at least I didn’t think so. If airplanes disappeared over the Amazon I made no connection, not really, with butterflies in Central Asia or the number of black taxis on the Kensington Road. Well, that was then, before they put me into this place, with its white-tiled walls, its bustle, its echoing noises. OK, I said several strange things and alarmed a few people, but … but I understood. And they didn’t. Nobody likes that. They don't. You can murder people, you can cheat and steal, have sex with minors, and they’ll clap you in jail, not an asylum, for these, you see, are rational crimes and do not shake the foundations of the way the world is seen. But all of a sudden I COULD see how every damn thing was connected and made the crucial mistake of telling other people. Unease became the disease of condemnation, and so they slowly then quickly shut me away, to this place from which I write today. It’s hard to bear. It’s an abomination! After all, nobody threatened Albert Einstein although the Pope had a go at Galileo, and in the open airio (sorry?) the major crime is to say what people don’t want to hear, not about things such as space and time but airplanes, butterflies, and black taxis. Quote Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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