“a prodigious melancholy”

Here’s to an art of costume!
We should be out partying
Forget the barrel of failure
Spleen overcomes despair

Whether you’re inauthentic, an imposter
If you’re neither inside
nor outside

Seizing the hyperbolic mode
Here’s to
“fanatical faith in exaggeration”
Or here’s to provincial mendacity

Don’t be sad
It’s un-Australian
Do not worry about the truth
It’s un-Australian
Do not use your voice

[quotes from Soren Kirkegaard and Thomas Bernhardt]


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