Here is an excerpt from a letter Bertrand Russell wrote to Lady Constance Malleson in 1916.
"The centre of me is always and eternally a terrible pain, a curious, wild pain, a searching for something beyond what the world contains. Something transfigured and infinite. The beatific vision – God, I do not find it, I do not think it is to be found – but the love of it is my life. It is the actual spring of life within me.”
I wish Bertrand Russell were around today. I could help him with his ‘curious, wild pain’ because transcendence and ecstasy and sheer bliss and unrestrained joy are literally at our fingertips. Who said the world was in decline? Haven’t they heard of T.Rex’s Metal Guru? The greatest piece of pure pop pleasure ever produced! Two and a half minutes of religious rapture! Turn up your listening device, Vampire’s Wifers and press the link below and let’s dance in the ballrooms of Mars together! And have a wild and curious day! Love, Susie x