"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age..."
After far too long of knowing the name but not the writing, I got my hands on a collection of about 30 short stories by H.P. Lovecraft.
The man was (is) a master of the so-called weird tale. From 'The Colour Out of Space' to 'The Rats in the Walls', he captures terror and the beauty of early Gothic tongue in bite-sized masterpieces of early American fiction.
If you've never read any of his work (mostly short stories and letters), do yourself a favor.
Check this out: www.hplovecraft.com/
- and maybe go buy a piece of his dark descriptive goodness at your local book store.
You'll be happy you did.And WOWLOOKITTHATSHIT. Commissions are OPEN and starting at $20!