once in a while…

12 Sep

…a turn of a phrase, an image, a melody..

Once in a while something just catches me up in its beauty and it hurts..not in a bad way, but the closest feeling I can describe it as is pain…

The stillness that descends, the inability for a while to breath properly..

The closest I can come to describing it has already been written before far better than I ever could put it..

“It’s so beautiful that it hurts me,” said Anne softly. “Perfect things like that always did hurt me- I remember I called it ‘the queer ache’ when I was a child. What is the reason that pain like this seems inseparable from perfection? Is it the pain of finality- when we realise that there can be nothing beyond but retrogression?”

“Perhaps,” said Owen dreamily, “it is the prisoned infinite in us calling out to its kindred infinite as expressed in that visible perfection.”

-taken from ‘Anne’s House of Dreams’ by L.M. Montgomery

Chara’s quiet song, ‘Kataomoi'[unrequited love] set it off today..
Sometimes it’s so frustrating how limited the English language is 😦

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3 Responses to “once in a while…”

  1. Evelyn September 13, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    Lol OMG you read Anne of Green Gables too!!

    • vxhn September 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

      Read the series, loved it, reread it at least once every two years XD

  2. wenting September 26, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    i encountered that pain today >< all because i was shooting a sunset!

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Peter Galen Massey

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