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oh I do love a good country fair!

stalls heaving with homemade chutneys and jams

colourful cupcakes smelling of lavender and rose

giggling girls painting flowers on their faces

men with cleverly crafted wooden garden planters

lovely hand sewn aprons with matching oven mitts

gentle voices singing your favourite tunes

 

and of course the petting zoo!

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today I give you  nietzsche:

 

” is not the sea the peacock of peacocks?

even before the ugliest of all buffaloes doth it spread out its tail,

never doth it tire of its lace-fan of silver and silk.

disdainfully doth the buffalo glance thereat, nigh to the sand with its soul,

nigher still to the thicket, nighest, however, to the swamp.

what is beauty and sea and peacock-splendour to it?

this parable I speak unto the poets.

verily, their spirit itself is the peacock of peacocks, and a sea of vanity!

spectators, seeketh the spirit of the poet – should they even be buffaloes!

but of this spirit became I weary; and I see the time coming when it will become weary of itself.

yea, changed have I seen the poets, and their glance turned toward themselves.

penitents of the spirit have I seen appearing; they grew out of the poets.

– thus spake zarathustra.”

F.N.


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