To understand the fragility of human existence, is to feel the immensity of betrayal and still look for the beauty of red

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Auschwitz – Oświęcim, Poland

“Yet the stones remain less real to those who cannot name them, or read the mute syllables graven in silica. To see a red stone is less than seeing it as jasper metamorphic quartz, cousin to the flint the Kiowa carved as arrowheads. To name is to know and remember”. – Dana Gioia

“The first budding of the spirit is in the tear, a slow and transparent word. Then following this elemental alchemy thought turns itself into substance as real as a stone or an arm. And there is nothing uneasy in the liquid except the mineral anguish of matter.”

– extract: Especially in Weeping – Valerio Magrelli 

{Dziękuję za zrozumienie mojej wrażliwości I rozumienia świata w ten sam sposób.}

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3 thoughts on “To understand the fragility of human existence, is to feel the immensity of betrayal and still look for the beauty of red

  1. when I see your images and read the words again, I think, about the operative part – Z. Nałkowskiej words, Polish writer: People are as people think, not how we think about ourselves, people are like the place, in which they are.
    “People give people this fate”. People create hell for each other sometimes – I think it was like hell for them there.

    Thank you!

    • I agree Dear Mrs Dalloway. A difficult place, so worth visiting and appreciating though. If I wore a wreath of flowers for every simple thought or had a vase to catch every wasted tear, I could present you with a fresh bouquet every day – for this world often makes us weep, but your ideas and thoughts always bring a smile 😉 Dziękuję, bardzo.

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