Sunday, March 28, 2010

Slouching Tigers, Mumbling Dragons - II

I'd earlier posted on how some authors make for some really tough reading.Today, I was reading Robert Faggen's introduction to Ken Kesey's One flew over the cuckoo's nest, and he managed to come up with this:

Nature may be cruel but it allows mode latitude than the monotony of a system that discards everything that cannot be made to conform to its monolithic dream of success. Kesey battles against monotony and against those who attempt to schematize and subordinate the wildness and unpredictability of the human spirit.

Why, oh why? That too in the introduction itself? :(

Layla - Eric Clapton

What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.

Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.

Layla by Eric Clapton. Pure genius.

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