Monday, March 21, 2011

"The Transition of Juan Romero"


"There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we learn and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of bronze and stone, and of shadowy companies of heroes that ride caparisoned white horses along the edges of thick forests; and then we know that we have looked back through the ivory gates into that world of wonder which was ours before we were wise and unhappy."   
                                                 ---H.P. Lovecraft  "The Transition of Juan Romero"


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17 comments:

  1. Really want to read H.P. Lovecraft but haven't had the time/chance yet..

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  2. That's an awesome drawing :D
    p.s. I'm finally back!

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  3. great post! I used to be a more of a dreamer... now the tiring motions of day to day life has made me forget my childhood adventures.

    need to read some lovecraft.

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  4. thats quite a dream-like picture! nice post man.

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  5. Love the drawing, love the quote!

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  6. Lovecraft is still one of the best writers of all times, if only for the mythos he created.

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  7. Awesome quote! I'll have to look up the author.

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  8. Adventures are key to keeping a sense of childhood wonder :) Amazing quote +1

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  9. H.P. Lovecraft was a wonderful but creepy writer, I've read some of his other stories and can't help but stay up a little in night worried.

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