Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Abyss

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." - Nietzsche

There's a reason we read horror novels, listen to Nine Inch Nails, write bad poetry and sing "fairy Tale of New York" at 2 am whilst drunk off our arses. We sometimes cling to the dark parts of our souls, spirits, minds, hearts, etc. with the passion of a lover or parent. Which is what led me to think about that Nietzsche quote and what it means out of the context of the text in which it was presented. I'll confess never having read any of his treatises, I got the quote from a comic book. But it resonates. As we look into the dark flecks of existence, it looks back at us, approaches us, and offers a consolation, a bleak embrace.

Maybe it's the cynic in me that is able to accept this vision of life so easily. But there's no denying that there's an odd paradoxical comfort in the dark things that a lot of us find. My gaze is firmly fixed on all Goths...

So, because it's ambitious, I'm going to write about what the Abyss thinks of us!

May 25 2010

Every time you beckon me, I spit on your weakness, but come anyway, mostly for the laughs. Oh, poor thing, you need to feel something? Cut your arms, that'll do the trick! No, don't go for a run, or meditate on breathing or pray to a one of the Spirits of Light. Smoke another cigarette. Diss someone who once hurt you. Embrace me my child and I'll make you a testament to the healing power of pain. (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, the dumbass bought that last one! "healing power of pain", are you fucking kidding me?)

Alright, let's be honest here, not all of you are completely laughable. I know that the vast majority of you live in the grey area between misanthropic wretch and sickening positivist, and you call upon me with a certain measure of confidence and restraint. You're not ready to blow your brains out, but you've lived some sort of trauma that needs some good old-fashioned self-destruction to help you get ready to cope. Well, buddy, drink up, punch a wall (and hopefully break something) and we'll get through it together...

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