Monday, April 19, 2010

All Pleasure is Just Relief

"All pleasure is just relief" - William Burroughs - 'Junky'.

These words have been floating through my mind for weeks. I'm not sure if I agree, or disagree - but it's a delicious, aesthetically perfect concept and I adore Mr Burroughs for thinking it. I had a wonderful moment last night with the cool breeze and light kiss of autumn rain blowing in through an open window which brought me great pleasure, although I'm not sure how it adheres to the second half of that statement. Perhaps it doesn't need to. A perfect moment is a perfect moment, and a perfect idea is a perfect idea. Pleasure is not always pleasure and relief is not always relief.