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Fruchtstück 0005: Opening a can of sardines can be an art

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Dornenstück 0003: Junge Mädchen mit Mündern wie Barrakudas und Körpern wie Zitronenbäume:

——— Charles Bukowski:

Style

c. 1972:

Style is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or a dangerous thing.
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it.
To do a dangerous thing with style is what i call art.

Bullfighting can be an art,
Boxing can be an art,
Loving can be an art,
Opening a can of sardines can be an art.

Not many have style.
Not many can keep style.
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.

When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style,
John the Baptist,
Christ,
Socrates,
Caesar,
García Lorca.

I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.

Image: RapidHeartMovement: :behind the scenes:, November 7th, 2015,
via Ahmad Mahbouba, in: Charles Bukowski, Facebook, March 12th, 2022.

RapidHeartMovement, behind the scenes, November 7th, 2015

Written by Wolf

3. Juni 2022 um 00:01

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