Some caterpillars enter reality tv shows. After a make-over they flaunt their decadent wings. However, most caterpillars become moths.
They live in darkness
They drink tears.
Still, they long for light.
blind faith ∙ addiction ∙ lust ∙ love ∙ will ∙ obsession
“There was something marvellous as well as pathetic about him. It was as if someone had taken a tiny bead of pure life and decking it as lightly as possible with down and feathers, had set it dancing and zigzagging to show us the true nature of life.”
– Virginia Woolf
What do moths live for?
What do our lights distract them from?
The Moon? The stars?
They orbit candles and lamps, like planets orbit stars.
“He circles lower and lower, spinning around the candle in tighter revolutions, like a soap sud over an open drain. A few times he seems to touch the flame, but dances off unhurt. Then he ignites like a ball of hair, curling into an oily puff of fumes with a hiss.”
– Mohsin Hamid
The next metamorphosis: death.
Modern lamps are less dangerous than fire.
Do moths want to be protedected by glass?
Do moths even know what they want?
“I wish there was something I wanted as badly as he wanted to fry himself.”
– Don Marquis
Who doesn’t want to become one with their greatest desire, love, light, God?