It is not always easyto face the animaleven if it looks at youwithout uneasiness or hateit does so fixedlyand seems to disdainthe subtle secret it bearsit seems to feel more stronglythe evidence of the worldthat which drills and damagesthe soul—day and nightin noise, in silence.—Jean Follain, “Face the Animal”Art Credit Olaf Hajek

It is not always easy
to face the animal
even if it looks at you
without uneasiness or hate
it does so fixedly
and seems to disdain
the subtle secret it bears
it seems to feel more strongly
the evidence of the world
that which drills and damages
the soul—day and night
in noise, in silence.

Jean Follain, “Face the Animal”
Art Credit Olaf Hajek

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