Seek to be seduced

One should always seek to be seduced.

It is the only thing that matters, it is your number one concern.

So as not to succumb to the invisible powers of the almighty mundane,

which suck you in and drag you down,

one must seek to be seduced without respite.

But seduced by what?

By women, by beauty, music, poetry or virtue, as you please,

but seek to be seduced.

And when you find yourself stuck in traffic,

walking the bleak hallways of an office,

or yearning in the dark solitude of your room,

seduction fading or died out,

ask the wind, the birds, the waves, the stars, your Gods,

anything that whispers, sings, roars, shines or speaks to you,

ask them what to do.

And the wind, the birds, the waves, the stars, your Gods… they will all reply:

“Seek to be seduced!”

To not become martyred slaves of everything that is common,

seek to be seduced,

and be relentless in your pursuit!

By women, by beauty, music, poetry or virtue, as you please,

but seek to be seduced.

 

Adaptation of ‘Enivrez-vous’ by Charles Baudelaire

From “The Way of a Seducer – A Code of Honor in the Land of Women