Day 023

Nature Here Is Violent.

Apr 08 2024. Monday. SJ.

Almost everything Werner Herzog does is, well, Werner Herzog.

"…[on the jungle] nature here is violent.

Of course there's a lot of misery.

But it is the same misery that is all around us.

The trees here are in misery

The birds are in misery.

I don't think they sing;

they just screech in pain.

Taking a close look at what is around us,

there is some sort of harmony.

It is the harmony of:

Overwhelming collective murder.

But when I say this,

I say this all full of admiration for the jungle.

It is not that I hate it.

I love it.

I love it very much.

But I love it against my better judgement."