Making me look ridiculous…

Apr 18, 2014 | Prose Porn, Things I wish I'd written

Perhaps my destiny is to remain forever a bookkeeper, with poetry or literature as a butterfly that alights on my head, making me look ridiculous to the extent it looks beautiful.

…from The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

Some say Pessoa is one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. I think he was a whiny little turd. But man could he turn a line. And that mustache!