"Passion and Its Opposite"
TITLE - "Passion and Its Opposite"
WHERE - Pompidou Center, 2:00 a.m., Paris, France (2015)
"One hour to madness and joy!
O furious! O confine me not!
(What is this that frees me so in storms?
What do my shouts amid lightnings and raging winds mean?
O to drink the mystic deliria deeper than any other man!
O savage and tender achings!
...O to be yielded to you, whoever you are, and you to be yielded to me, in defiance of the world!
O to return to Paradise! O bashful and feminine!
O to draw you to me - to plant on you for the first time the lips of a determin'd man!"
- Walt Whitman, from "One Hour to Madness and Joy"