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.
Reflecting upon American passion for freedom and the role America played in 1944 and 1945 in ending Japanese colonialism in Indonesia, Jakarta poet Maman A Majd Binfas sent me the above Indonesian words.