Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Among the Pine Cones

Ha ha, Paracelsus gets right to it in his Credo: "I am different, let this not upset you... By nature I am not subtly spun, nor is it the custom of my native land to accomplish anything by spinning silk. Nor are we raised on figs, nor or mead, nor on wheaten bread, but on cheese, milk, and oatcakes, which cannot give one a subtle disposition... those who are raised in soft clothes and in women's apartments and we who are brought up among the pine-cones have trouble in understanding one another well." Anyway, take that, wheaten bread! Yes, I guess you could say Paracelsus was the original punk rocker, but don't. Don't ever say that. It sounds dumb.