Dream Thought #43: Be Drunk

Be Drunk  
by Charles Baudelaire

You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it. It is the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.

And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking. . .ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: "It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish."



Sarah said...

I love this quote Shell! It is just right for how I feel most of the time! How are you all? Hope everything is well with you. I love the sound of the film in the above post too-going to see if they have it on amazon now! s

Laurel said...

Hi Beautiful! Oh I have missed you and blogging but I can't seem to find the way back. Just stopping by to say I love and miss my friend Shell.