Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

if you love a flower

I have always liked Charles, that sad alcoholic bastard who writes beautiful words. Often, I quote him, as you might have noticed in past depressing posts:

My Dear, 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.

In case you are wondering, yes, I believe that famous murder, er, love quote. But now I’m wondering why. Why do we always – ALWAYS – end up killing what we love? How come we are doomed to such an end?

For something as grand as love, its staggering lack of conscience amazes me.

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4 thoughts on “Find What You Love And Let It Kill You

  1. I don’t think we ALWAYS end up killing what we love. I think in today’s society a lot of people give up on romance too easily; an argument happens or a suspicion arises and immediately the doors to a future together are closed.
    Your post is really powerful, and although it does seem true and potentially feels true, if we look deep enough into the fortress of our universe, we WILL find cases where love inevitably prevailed.
    Of course, I may simply want to stand up for the ideology of love because if it is truly dead, then I, a romantic, who attempts to write love poetry, am writing about a subject that is doomed to gruesomely die, if not already has.
    Everyone however does have feelings, and even if that flower is ripped out from the soil, and even if it does depart this world and into the throes of death, the memory of its beauty; the feelings provoked by its corporeal visage, remain within the heart of the receiver; the one who fell for its physical perfection.
    Lastly PM, I would say that we should never herald the demise of love, and we should never give up on it; for love shall never give up on us. Even after the evils that we as a species commit, love will still believe that it has a place within this society of ours.
    My thoughts anyway Lady PM. Where are you anyway? You have been so incognito! Whatever you are doing out in the real world, I wish you all the best.

    • good thoughts. a love that never withdraws, it’s a nice sentiment. i’d like to think such exists, must be good. thanks for the well-wishes. yes, i’m a bit under a rock. i guess i’m not finding a lot of inspiring things lately. i hope you are doing well too. miko tells me you’ve been in touch, good for you.

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