“The fires of hell feed on your desires. People do not burn you; you burn yourself.”
— Su Shih
Odes of the Icons of the Water-Land Ritual
Lower Eight Seats | Denizens of Hell
We have seen and experienced so many “burnings.” They leave only to return, are extinguished only to be rekindled. When they suddenly stop for a moment, they leave, leap off the tracks, staying there like remnants. Is this in itself enough to astonish us? No, of course not. That is our astonishment towards photography; an eternal, universal, tiring astonishment.