Derelict Space

Category: BGE

Many in the Valley, Few on the Mountain

by ds1977

– You old friends! Look! How pale and shocked are you,

Full of love and fear!

No, leave! Don’t be angry! You could not – live here:

between remotest cliffs of icy blue –

Here you must be hunter and chamois too.

Friedrich Nietzsche, “From Lofty Mountains,” Beyond Good and Evil

The Edge of the Herd is Still IN the Herd

by ds1977

“Thrown into a noisy and rabble-like age, with whom he does not wish to eat from the same bowl, he could easily perish from hunger and thirst or, if he were to ‘dig in’ at last – of sudden nausea. – Perhaps all of us at one time have sat at tables where we did not belong; and precisely the most spiritual among us, those hardest to feed, know the dangerous dyspepsia that stems from a sudden insight and disappointment about our food and our table mates – the nausea of dessert. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil 282