Soviet Writer Isaac Babel Uncredited and Undated Photograph
“It is difficult for a man who has been captured by an idea and tamed by its snake-like gaze to expend himself in the froth of meaningless and nagging words of love. A man like that is ashamed to cry in sorrow; he hasn’t got the sense to laugh in joy. Being a dreamer, I hadn’t mastered the absurd art of happiness.” Isaac Babel, “My First Fee” c.1922
Yesterday, I was upset with all of those beheaded snake videos.