Love & Madness, Part 1January 9, 2008
I saw this quote by Blaise Pascal:
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.
and it reminded me of another, which I have no idea who it may be attributed to:
There is a pleasure in madness, which none but madmen know.
And, gotta love the search engines, I find that it is unknown or debated who originally coined this phrase and some kind soul has published on the internet for you to read the findings here. [Conclusion is John Dryden…]
Obviously, I just start typing and see where it leads. And usually, I just look down a path that presents itself and decide, ‘nah, maybe later.’
But perhaps, you wonder what sparked this particular journey, on this fine unseasonably warm Wednesday? I dunno. I think I stumbled upon the second quote in my high school journals and dreamily pondered it subconsciously that I woke up this morning with it in the forefront of my thoughts. [Ed note: photo taken in September 07… I find myself drawn to the head of this path in the woods but have never ventured forth… I’m miffed at myself for not taking a snow pic of this in December. I have it on my to do list someday…]
And wanting to counter it with a happier quote, I looked up ‘quotes on love’. OF COURSE, the love quote that paralleled the madnesss quote would be the one that jumped at me.
Next thing I know, my fingers are typing all over the keyboard and spouting out this crap you see now. I must trust my instincts and leave it alone.
Hit Publish Baby and get on with the day…
Kind Regards, Curious “C”