Sunday, December 4, 2011

music inside me

What am I in the eyes of most people — 
a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — 
somebody who has no position in society and will never have; 
in short, the lowest of the low.
All right, then — 
even if that were absolutely true, 
then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, 
such a nobody, has in his heart. 

That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, 
based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. 
Though I am often in the depths of misery, 
there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. 

I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, 
in the dirtiest corners. 
And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

~ Vincent Van Gogh


erin said...

with an irresistible momentum

yes. should we all be called so into each day, into each common vista.