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From the series "Wet furs"
Sorrow seems to be the richest source of beauty. At the pinnacle of all arts, you know, there, where Muses gather, we have to recognize that Melpomene (tragedy) has a bigger influence than Thalia (comedy). The best evidence: how many comedy movies have been awarded at the Oscar ceremony in comparison with dramas? Ok, that's almost cynical to mention the Hollywood industry while referring to divinities from mount Helicon. But you see what I mean. Comedy is merely a pastime while tragedy is the root of souls. Pity we love so much the tears; that's an advantage of war over peace. However, it's understandable: death is an unbearable absolute, striking doubts and questions without answers, and life is all but relative, accepted as such. But do you know why a plant puts out shoots rather than to live for itself? Eh? Neither do I. And don't put forward Gods and Spirits since dogmas appall me. Anyway, accept the tragedy of the young snow monkeys, which are seeing for the first time the harsh winter of the Japanese mountains. Most of them will die with just a spring under their fur. Natural order. C'est la vie.