i watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor

i watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. that’s my dream. that’s my nightmare. crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight… razor… and surviving.

-colonel kurtz, apocalypse now, 1979

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~ by safrang on September 16, 2008.

3 Responses to “i watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor”

  1. Apparently, a snail on a straight razor is an old Irish symbolism for: “May you safely reach heaven, thirty minutes before the Devil knows you’re dead.”
    It’s a tattoo concept I’m working with, and I stumbled across you’re post.

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  3. i want a tattoo of it ….the snail crawling aling a razor

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