Hope Contagium

A therapy journal of self-obsession, depression and meaning.

Tag: tragedy

La Vie

So I drank two glasses of wine at a pub while listening to a discussion on tragedy. Then made my way home. As I waited for my train I bought a McDonald’s meal. But oh so laughed the universe at me: there were no seats in the train. So I had to eat my food crouching on my knees on the train floor. After I was finished, with my very unhealthy dinner, I had to entertain myself for the rest of the way home. So I sang songs out loud in the train (but quietly so only I could really hear me). First I sang of freedom, afterwards of goodness, followed by a song of love and finally songs of death. Throughout all this, I was still desperately hoping to see this one man’s face in front of me, all the way home.
La vie… Porquoi? Je ne sais pas.

Life Takes Over

I watched her being devoured in front of me … and I couldn’t do anything. I thought I wouldn’t be able to survive without her, but then … life always takes over.

– Emmanuelle 3, Goodbye Emmanuelle (1977)

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