Colette was a great French writer and, IMHO, an important libertarian, who was born 150 years ago today.
She wrote: “Books, books, books. It was not that I read so much. I read and re-read the same ones. But all of them were necessary to me.”
In Colette’s greatest work, her novel Gigi, something that started as the prostitution of a courtesan leads to marriage and love.
I describe that in my own way here:
… My words above Collette’s image.
Another acclaimed French writer, mystic philosopher, Simone Weil, believed: “God created beings capable of love from all possible distances …….. and God himself went to the greatest possible distance, the infinite distance.”
I paraphrase or transcreate this thought to become: “We are made capable of love all the way to God.”
Geoff Fox, 28th January, 2023, Down Under
Simone Weil and another transcreation by me of her thought.