I see a lot of you are still following me here,
tale, assolutamente uguale a come sono e mi vedo attualmente
ma mi sentirò altro
per sempre" — Antonin Artaud (via art-aud)
-The Satyricon, Petronius, 61 A.D
The quotation from the Satyricon serves as Eliot’s preface to The Waste Land; and Petronius is referencing Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The Sybil asked for as many years as grains of sand in her hand, picking up a handful of dust. But she forgot to ask not to age, and after hundreds of years she is nothing but a voice (a breath: the ancients viewed life as air) in a jar, wanting to die.