Myth and Mirth

“The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. ‘You must change your life,’ he said. When true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life.
Ursula K. Le Guin ~ “Myth and Archetype in Science Fiction”

I look at Vincent van Gogh‘s zest and he spoke to me. “You must see the truth.”

I look at Michael Cheval‘s dance of color and he spoke to me. “You must believe in magic.”

I look at Remedios Varo‘s wild fire and he spoke to me. “You must acquiesce your dark side.”



She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, smile and drop a line here, or on her email. Contributing author at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective,,, My Trending Stories and Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.

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10 comments on “Myth and Mirth
  1. grumpytyke says:

    I’d certainly go along with your first two Iulia. I’m not sure what my ‘dark side’ is. It must be there somewhere I guess but perhaps it needs someone else to see it. If I have favourites among van Goghs, this must be one of them.

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      Thank you 🙂 I am happy you liked it. I have picked this van Gogh also because it is one of my favorites.
      I am not sure about my dark side either but I acquiesce it as it springs from my dual nature (I am Gemini) and my love for the great art of Remedios Varo. He has used his imagination and dreams in some out-of-this-world ways. He definitely lives in another realm.

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  3. Benn Bell says:

    Love your words and images

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“Language is not like the sun,
heating and scorching
but like the moon
keeping secrets
and the arcane magic of the night
throwing stars
in the lilacs’ claws
till dawn.” -Iulia Halatz

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