Freitag, 4. Februar 2011

The Young Simon Chapter 1

If Goethe had met Simon Nessman, a young model, if the young model had met Goethe, or is reading his book. What would the outcome be. Even before a coveted fashion show? Let us dream of the romantic, yet eccentric: outfit.

"The Sorrows of Young Werther" the reconciliation of the sensitive, impulsive, artistic controversial novel that set a precedent for all romantic literature. We are not sure what Simon Nessman was reading on the backstage. If we might make a suggestion that suits the images. We do.

Chapter One.
"HOW happy I am that I am gone! My dear friend, what a thing is the heart of man! To leave you, from whom I have been inseparable, whom I love so dearly, and yet to feel happy! I know you will forgive me. Have not other attachments been specially appointed by fate to torment a head like mine? Poor Leonora! and yet I was not to blame. Was it my fault, that, whilst the peculiar charms of her sister afforded me an agreeable entertainment, a passion for me was engendered in her feeble heart? And yet am I wholly blameless? Did I not encourage her emotions? Did I not feel charmed at those truly genuine expressions of nature, which, though but little mirthful in reality, so often amused us? Did I not—but oh! what is man, that he dares so to accuse himself? My dear friend, I promise you I will improve; I will no longer, as has ever been my habit, continue to ruminate on every petty vexation which fortune may dispense; I will enjoy the present, and the past shall be for me the past." Goethe

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