"Thus the angel and the devil faced each other and, mouths wide open, emitted nearly the same sounds, but each one's noise express the absolute opposite of the other's. And seeing the angel laugh, the devil laughed all the more, all the harder, and all the more blatantly because the laughing angel was infinitely comical.
"Laughable laughter is disastrous. Even so, the angels have gained something from it. They have tricked us with a semantic imposture. Their imitation of laughter and (the devil's) original laughter are both called by the same name. Nowadays we don't even realise that the same external display serves two absolutely opposed internal attitudes. There are two laughters, and we have no word to tell one from the other."
- Milan Kundera, The Book Of Laughter and Forgetting
Moving back to York on saturday. it's my last year at university - yikes!
Current Location: still in the wirral
Current Mood: mellow
Current Music: barclay james harvest