Our Lady of Fire

10 04 2009

Our Lady of Fire

Our Lady of Fire

This reminded me of a song by Leonard Cohen, ‘Joan of Arc’. Take away the metaphor and ask if there aren’t people who invite terrible things to happen to them. Either through some form of sadomasochism or romanticism or boredom. Was Joan looking to be executed? Did she need it to affirm her faith. What happens to those romantics who just get old and die of old age? Were they cheated? The whole thing sounds crazy. But then we have our modern day mad men who sacrifice their own existence for some ideals. Either as terrorists or army volunteers.



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