“grip of eight” by titus toledo
“How difficult, how extremely difficult for the soul to sever itself from its body the world: from mountains, seas, cities, people. The soul is an octopus and these are its tentacles… No force anywhere on earth is as imperialistic as the human soul. It occupies and is occupied in turn, but it always considers its empire too narrow. Suffocating, it desires to conquer the world in order to breathe freely. –Nikos Kazantzakis, “My Friend The Poet. Mount Athos”
digital collage, circa 2014 (september).
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