Featured Artwork by J Scott Campbell (above), Staz Johnson (below).
It’s pretty evident by now that I’m a Neil Gaiman fan. I’m using his texts in my MA thesis and he’s the underlying inspiration for my online creative portfolio that I’m currently working on in Copywriting class. Nothing puts me off more than the words ‘I don’t get Neil Gaiman’ #truestory. But alas…I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t at least smile politely and understand that not everyone sees the world the same. People have different opinions and preferences…and that’s what makes the world such an adventurous place: diversity. So it seemed quite fitting that I should choose a quote (a rather large chunky one) from Gaiman’s comic masterpiece ‘The Sandman’ (Vertigo). His character, Death, is a young, punkgoth creature that just happens to be immortal and omnipotent. I’ve always been quite charmed by her and so for Day 2 of my 3 Day Quote Challenge (as nominated by the free-spirited RHAPSODYBOHÈME) my quote choice is…
Without the dark to tantalize and illuminate the light, we (as human beings) lose our meaning. Since I’ve been reading so many Gothic texts in my studies, I’ve been contemplating the idea of immortality. It sounds pretty cool at first…but it lacks something vital. It lacks the joy we have of waking up for another day, the fragility, the impermanence, the beauty that is inherent in breath, laughter,sorrow. We fear death. We fear having no purpose…yet life is saturated with purpose and meaning because of how delicate it is to be human. We take things for granted, and we shouldn’t. I’m probably babbling on today (I’m still quite medicated after my recent hospital visits and have more ahead of me) but I hope that some part of what I’m saying makes sense. What are your interpretations of Death’s words above?
Concluding thought: I hope that each person that reads this post makes the most of their moments today…because hey, you get what everybody gets…a lifetime.
As part of the rules for the challenge, please remember to thank your nominator and to nominate 3 blogs each day for 3 days (nine in total) with your quotes. My picks for today are :
Happy Quoting! And did I mention I can have caffeine again from tomorrow?!!! -little wins in life 🙂 -So expect more posts…more sensical posts at least, if I’m capable of such 😉