La beauté dans la décroissance

“All things that have form eventually decay.” -Orochimaru”      ― Masashi Kishimoto


Pulchra putredo – beautiful decay; we are very keen to see beauty in youth and new growth, but I desire too look at the beauty found in ageing and decay of all things.            “Decline is also a form of voluptuousness, just like growth. Autumn is just as sensual as springtime. There is as much greatness in dying as in procreation.” 
― Iwan Goll


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“Upon the further side, some way within the valley’s arms, high on a rocky seat upon the black knees of the Ephel Dúath, stood the walls and tower of Minas Morgul. All was dark about it, earth and sky, but it was lit with light. Not the imprisoned moonlight welling through the marble walls of Minas Ithil long ago, Tower of the Moon, fair and radiant in the hollow of the hills. Paler indeed than the moon ailing in some slow eclipse was the light of it now, wavering and blowing like a noisome exhalation of decay, a corpse-light, a light that illuminated nothing.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings 

It takes introspection and struggle to reach a stage when we no longer fear decay and death. People who are not afraid to die have discovered that the final steps of life cannot be changed. That does not stop us regretting that sometimes the road is painful. Jessietumblr_o13s5fLkYe1twrbr9o1_540