Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Corruption Of Death

Darkness had no effect upon my fancy, and a churchyard was to me merely the receptacle of bodies deprived of life, which, from being the seat of beauty and strength, had become food for the worm. Now I was led to examine the cause and progress of this decay and forced to spend days and nights in vaults and charnel-houses. My attention was fixed upon every object the most insupportable to the delicacy of the human feelings. I saw how the fine form of man was degraded and wasted; I beheld the corruption of death succeed to the blooming cheek of life; I saw how the worm inherited the wonders of the eye and brain. I paused, examining and analysing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me—a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple, that while I became dizzy with the immensity of the prospect which it illustrated, I was surprised that among so many men of genius who had directed their inquiries towards the same science, that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret.

Mary Shelley




5 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

That’s a GREAT Frankenstein monster.

Willow Cove said...

Yeah, he’s cool! And the brain monster too!

Mr Black said...

Thank you! I always get excited when i get featured on here! Like a kid at Christmas! (Or us at Halloween)

girl6 said...

Awwwwwww!!! these pics are GREAT.
the first one is so Victorian & the creature is Magnificent!!!
Long Live Dr. Blackenstein. : )

& Mary Shelley..Gahhhhhh..<333
Unbelievable..what that little girl gave to the world of horror. she was/is the PERFECT blend of punk & lover. she is the broken mold..from long ago. & FOREVER.

Mr Black said...

Thank you, Girl6.