On pessimistic advice

Recently my mind has be returning to a quote from Cela. Not that I managed to remember it correctly more the actual sentiment. In the beginning of the week I was judging Cela as a pessimist for his words and then the further the week went the more my view of Cela changed. Today, the end of the week, I no longer feel that Cela is a pessimist. Maybe he isn’t the happiest of men, but there may be value in his advice that should not be cast aside by crying “pessimist”…

Sometimes one has frightening sensations of well-being, strong enough to move mountains; one must fight them courageously, as one would fight an enemy. And then, with the passage of time, they leave something like a drop of gall in ones heart…
Camilo Jose Cela – Journey to the Alcarria

Or maybe I am not having a good week. Thank god it’s Friday…

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