Caravaggio_-_Bacco_adolescente_-_Google_Art_ProjectBefore going out today I sat down and read the section “Wine” from Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire.  Interesting section to say the least and short.  I particularly liked this part at the beginning of “The Soul Of The Wine”,

sang by night in its bottles:  ‘Dear mankind — dear and disinherited!  Break the seal of scarlet wax that darkens my glass jail, and I shall bring you light and brotherhood!

Such a lovely way to think of the effects of wine.  How wonderfully it smooths out the evils of life with bacchian joys.

A little while later I went to the local Goodwill to check out some of the deals and lo and behold I actually found a book worth getting (never do I find anything there), The Wine Bible by Karen McNeil (26-Mar-2002) Paperback.

Strange Coincidence?  I can’t say but I have this kind of stuff happen all the time.  Can’t wait to read through it though.

2 thoughts on “Strange coincidences

  1. Have you read The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam? It utilizes an extended metaphor about wine and the intoxication effects as getting closer to the divine. I wouldn’t be surprised if you come across a slim edition of that poem at the Goodwill…

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