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No ask yourself I say that i like to sleep. ... How am i able to aid myself, as one lady acknowledged to me approximately short of to have sex with unusual males, from considering a guy How am i able to support myself, as one lady stated to me approximately eager to have sex with unusual males, from contemplating a guy (someone whom I don’t be aware of) as being like a seal. I suggest I see a guy (in a crowd reminiscent of a theatre) as having the physique of a seal within the manner a guy might, say, be in mattress with anyone, kissing and barking, that is the best way a seal will bark and jump on his partly-fused hind limbs. certain. Am I now not sure, i suppose, (I say to myself ) to treat him tenderly, to be aware of the man’s trunk rather than his face, which for that reason, is so emotionless. heavily, i'm interested by the way in which a seal strikes. three Let me clarify what I suggest via announcing i feel a few guy (by easily repeating, quite, what has been acknowledged already by way of a guy: “What can one do with good looks? It’s there, it hurts”) permit me clarify what I suggest via asserting i feel a few guy (by easily repeating, fairly, what has been stated already via a guy: “What can one do with attractiveness? It’s there, it hurts”) as being like a baboon. no matter what we frequently say in regards to the manner we predict approximately baboons, i. e. according to se ; in undressing a guy (such as occasionally while I see him for the ﬁrst time, in public, in the street ), I undress him just by brooding about the way in which he walks as being the way in which a baboon walks slowly on his hind legs along with his tail held erect together with his buttocks (as a man’s are) naked (a guy whom one seems again to determine) and hair at the remainder of his physique, and creating a sound like a dog’s bark. to this point, the belief of the dog’s bark is just the way in which i've got stumbled on to explain a man’s sounds . ... Seeing the surroundings Satisﬁed this morning simply because I observed myself (for the ﬁrst time) within the reflect as a mountain. I suggest via this I “saw the surroundings” in myself. while I had pores and veins and a mind, i used to be a mountain within the related method one has boulders or bushes. How might this clarify, I questioned, no matter what feelings akin to aﬀection, cruelty or indiﬀerence i believe? and that i knew irrespective of how cautious one is, pebbles and grains can be modiﬁed installed a human shape. ... four As Rimbaud acknowledged, i presumed at the present time sitting within the library absentmindedly leaﬁng via a publication at the behavior of birds, As Rimbaud acknowledged, i presumed this day sitting within the library absentmindedly leaﬁng via a ebook at the conduct of birds, isn’t the best way we ﬁnd happiness accurately via wasting our senses (oversimpliﬁed, after all. i used to be being facetious. ) yet nonetheless i will be able to see imitating a bird’s name similar to that of the ﬂedgling of a goose or a swan (here I stated the ebook) by means of forcing myself right into a swoon. And, when it comes to ﬁnishing the idea, I, for the sake of appearances, due to the fact that there have been humans sitting within the chairs round me, basically sagged ahead in my seat and whistled as though I have been asleep. Ssss, it got here out, type of a hiss, just like the noise of a goose. So, nearly earlier than I knew it, I this via a low and guttural cough and leaned ahead just to expel a few phlegm.