Sunday, January 3, 2010

saint sebastian

He looked about thirty, thin, rather above average height, exaggeratedly bent over when seated but less so when he stood up, dressed with a certain negligence, which was not entirely negligence. On his pale uninteresting face an air of suffering did not stir interest, although it was difficult to define what kind of suffering that air suggested - it seemed to suggest several kinds: privation, anguish and a suffering born from the indifference of having suffered a great deal.

- The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

I could quote passages from this book all week. I've long thought about a character I want to write about, Sebastian, and this book gives me ideas...

Happy new year.

and happy bday v.

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