Lamp That Hangs Over the Pool Table

I recently finished reading Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins. Awesome book, borrow my copy, go read it. In the beginning of the book it states the following:

…yes, to make sexual love so secure and same and sanitary, so slick and frolicsome, so casual that it is not a manifestation of love at all, but a near anonymous, near autonomous, hedonistic scratching of a bunny itch, an itch far removed from any direct relation to the feverish enigmas of Life and Death, and a scratching programmed so that it would in no way interfere with the real purpose of human beings in a capitalistic, puritanical society, which is to produce goods and consume them?

I don’t think it matters that this is in the context of a love story. This is true. And after reading this I felt more than justified and OK with my vow.

And P.S.: “produce goods and consume them?” like eating babies? which is also OK I guess…

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One Response to Lamp That Hangs Over the Pool Table

  1. […] it so terribly and painfully urgent to encourage beauty and love in education. As I’ve quoted before from one of my favorite books Still Life with Woodpecker: …yes, to make sexual love so secure and […]

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