posted on May, 24 2017 @ 12:28 AM
Hi, thought I'd wait a bit in order to give anyone who stumbled in here time to read. I do plan on commenting a bit on the text later but this quote
is just so powerful!
Chekhov, born in 1860, would have been quite young when he penned this classic.
"You have lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty. You would marvel if, owing to
strange events of some sorts, frogs and lizards suddenly grew on apple and orange trees instead of fruit, or if roses began to smell like a sweating
horse; so I marvel at you who exchange heaven for earth. I don't want to understand you."
This is a very scathing view on humanity. I have no urge, like the character, to shun mankind; however, society in general does seem to fit into
certain of the above terms. As do many politicians, generals arms dealers, bankers, lawyers, etc etc. And well let me include myself in there as
well at times.
I find it interesting that the prisoner spent a year on the gospels and got from it a philosophy devoid of humanism. The gospels feature prominently
in his final letter but there is no love for man.
I love that he renounced the money. Hope he ran off to Aruba or something.
Thanks for reading. If you read it, let me know if you liked the writing! I find Chekhov's prose and story matter quite striking.
edit on 24-5-2017 by zosimov because: pic!