Losing One’s Mind

Can one give too much of oneself into a work to the extent of losing one’s mind and become mad? If so, Montaigne seems to think it a waste, to destroy oneself in such a way. Torquato Tasso, the Italian poet, who produced “Gerusalemme liberata(The Liberation of Jerusalem)”, had lost his mind and was confined…

Between Mind and Heart

  The dry leaves barely hanging on the trees The winter arriving fast at the door of my mind Still hanging on to the fall, I write these words to you because– I fall fast, once I start to fall. I am the fast falling kind.   I write to you somewhere between my mind…