Wednesday, 18 November 2009


“Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.”

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  1. "Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love." - Batailles

    Tainted with poison... There's a great lyric, from the Throwing Muses song 'Bright Yellow Gun' where Kristin Hersh sings, "with your bright silver grin/you own sin/and I think I need a little poison".

    I asked her about that lyric once, and she said the record company (Sire) made her promise them it wasn't a song about suicide. She said it was in fact actually a song about her record company.

    It does often seem that any amount of pleasure at all only comes at the price of some commensurate ration of pain or even death; like brain cells lost to a glass of wine or feeling "spent" after sex. A friend once told me she stopped taking mushrooms after she learned that the reason for the effect they had was because she was in fact dying after ingesting them.

    Mors justi. If orgasm is a little death is death a big orgasm? I don't know, but I think I need a little poison...