The fabulous life

Melancolica moarte a baiatului stridie

Posted in The book shelf by daianara on July 12, 2009

Probabil cea mai draguta carte pe care am citit-o in ultima vreme. O colectie de povestioare/poezii scrise de Tim Burton (you may know him for Edward Scissor hands, one of the Batman movies, Sweeney Todd and an unhealthy obsession for Johnny Depp).

O carte micuta, subtire, overpriced, o citesti in mai putin de o ora fara nici un fel de probleme.  Si, dupa cum spune si titlul, melancolica.  Am stat, m-am gandit si m-am hotarat ca, desi se gaseste in intregime pe net, prefer sa o am, sa o rasfoiesc si sa-mi pot pune in practica ultima manie (lasat note de mana printre paginile cartilor pe care le citesc).

Pentru cei interesati, cartea intreaga se gaseste aici.

Mi-a placut in special Anchor Baby.

Anchor Baby

There was a beautiful girl
who came from the sea.
And there was just one place
that she wanted to be.

With a man named Walker
who played in a band.
She would leave the ocean
and come onto the land.

He was the one that she wanted the most.
And she tried everything
to capture this ghost.

But throughout all their lives
they never connected.
She wandered the earth
alone and rejected

She tried looking happy
she tried looking tragic,
she tried astral projecting,
sex, and black magic.

Nothing could join them,
except maybe one thing,
just maybe…
something to anchor their spirits….
They had a baby.

But to give birth to a baby
they needed a crane.
the umbilical cord
was in the form of a chain.

I t was ugly and gloomy,
and as hard as a kettle.
It had no pink skin,
just heavy gray metal.

The baby that was meant to bring them together,
just shrouded them both
in a cloud of foul weather.

So Walker took off
to play with the band.
And from that day on,
he stayed mainly on land.

And she was alone
with her gray baby anchor,
who got so oppressive
that eventually sank her.

As she went to the bottom,
not fulfilling her wish,
it was her, and her baby …
and a few scattered fish.

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  1. Elena said, on July 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Eu as putea sa spun ca am o manie diametral opusa: imi place sa las intacte paginile cartilor pe care le citesc. Bine, tot imi notez ce am de notat in alta parte, dar vreau sa am cartea ca si noua daca ma mai apuc o data de ea.

  2. daianara said, on July 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Nush, mie imi place sa personalizez tot ce am. Ma gandesc ca si daca as face cuiva cadou o carte, vreodata, ar fi mult mai intim (sa zicem) sa gaseasca printre pagini si gandurile mele.

  3. Elena said, on July 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Asta e altceva. Daca as face cuiva cadou o carte (acum ma gandesc ca n-am facut decat o data asa un cadou, si, ma rog, eram mai multe persoane care am mers sa cautam cadou, not quite the same) cu siguranta as scrie ceva la inceput ca sa-si aduca aminte ca e de la mine. In schimb, am primit multe carti cadou (quite nerdy, I know :P) si foarte putine au fost “personalizate”. Ce pot spune e ca am apreciat daca erau scrise cateva randuri mai… thoughtful (n-am gasit alt cuvant mai bun) si cred ca mi-as aduce aminte si acum ce chestii faine erau scrise, fara sa ma uit neaparat pe carte.

    E interesanta si varianta ta, insa la mine n-ar merge pentru ca nu cred c-ar vrea sa vada nimeni gandurile mele, mai ales pe marginea cartilor pe care le citesc. :P

    • daianara said, on July 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

      “Dear Heidegger,
      I do believe you are quite mad.
      Love,
      Red”. :lol:

  4. adevland said, on July 12, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Giving/receiving books is quite common.
    Mie imi place sa desenez in timpul cursurilor plictisitoare. I’ve been doing this since gymnasium, si e genial cand rasfoiesti vechi caiete si dai peste desene. Celmai ciudat e ca-ti amintesti the mood in care erai at that moment, and the drawings perfectly depict that mood. :)

    • daianara said, on July 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm

      Well, it might be common but at times it is quite fitting. Depinde daca persoanei respective sau tie iti plac cartile si depinde ce dai/primesti. At times they can be really special. Plus, people who can’t draw use words. :)

  5. Elena said, on July 12, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hah, nice one. :)) Totusi, cred ca mai degraba as spune ceva de genul “I think a little clarity wouldn’t hurt, would it?” sau “For the last few days, I’ve constantly been bashing my head against the wall reading your Being and time.” :lol:

    • daianara said, on July 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

      Hahahahahaha, I love the last part. Now that’s what I’m talking about. Imi vine vag in minte o anecdota despre o conferinta a lui Ludwig Wittgenstein. Ma documentez si postez in zilele urmatoare.

  6. joacadeamine said, on July 15, 2009 at 6:43 am

    eu n-am niciodata cartea asta in biblioteca pentru ca de fiecare data cand o cumpar ajung sa o fac cadou pana sa stea si ea cuminte pe raft :-S
    anul asta s-a intamplat deja de trei ori chestia asta, hihihihi

    • daianara said, on July 15, 2009 at 9:31 am

      Noroc ca e relative affordable. Mie imi place sa cladesc turnulete din carti, direct pe podea. Nu-mi place idea de biblioteca traditionala. :)
      In alta ordine de idei, am luat Ghidul autostopistului galactic la 24 de lei. 24 de lei!!! I’m so fucking happy!


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