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2002-05-23

André Gide
B. 11.22.1869 Paris / D. 2.19.1951 Paris
Sin

I want to live without verbal constructions for Cause and Effect, no clauses of warning or Why.
Let us live without verbal constructions for Cause and Effect!
I want to regard the dead and dying alike as cursed—whatever happens, keep it from me.
Let us regard the dead and dying alike as cursed!
And as a final precaution against terrorist attacks and three-day weekend threats thereof, I want all children on Park Slope to be named after demons. André Gide, writing in 1926 from the Logone River in the Congo, met children named Amoul Yahar (no confidence), Ilonguebé (bad blood), Kenbougoul (unwanted), and Zigla, after a popular bush demon.
Chandralevy Mackie-Doe you get back in that stroller right now!

Consolation Site: Sticks and Stones

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