I started reading Nietzsche’s Ecce Homo the other day. Maybe Monday. Maybe Sunday. Attempting to return to my Nietzsche stories with gusto. With quotes and ideas from the philosopher to jump-start the creative process. While I’d love to write the tale as a novel, I’m more comfortable writing several one-shots that play off each other. A novel in short stories. A tale that I don’t have to follow chronological order. Why Ecce Homo and not Human, All to Human or any of his other works? Because of the portrait of himself written within the pages. I don’t want just philosophy because the tale will be a moral one and that’s not what I wanted when I set off.
I do have an idea what I want as the epigraph:
On this perfect day, when everything is ripening, and not only the grapes are getting brown, a ray of sunshine has fallen on my life: I looked behind me, I looked before me, and never have I seen so many good things all at once. […] How could I help being thankful to my whole life?
That is why I am now going to tell myself the story of my life.
In other news: Tomorrow I’ll be posting an excerpt to an educational book plus its details. A review will follow in a few weeks (once I finish reading the book). Deviating from my usual posts, I feel this is a move that will help me get a little recognition. Hopefully.
And now: A video that has nothing to do with the post, but was the inspiration for the title.
- Revisiting the Nietzsche Stories (cityofchapin.com)