5 апреля 2016 г.

Stendhal syndrome

Hello, World!

Today I decided to talk with you about my favorite story. It’s called “Alice in Wonderland”. I don’t know why but I feel a strong connection with this story. I’ve read the book both on Russian and English, I’ve watched almost all of the movies and tv – series about the girl in a magical world, and most of them were horrible to be honest, and of course I’ve played some computer games about it.

When I hear something about this story I pay maximum attention to it. And every time I read this book again I feel something really strange inside of me. And suddenly I remembered a really good song which has a name “Stendhal Syndrome” by Tears of Mars (such a good band but I’m not sure if they are still make music). Anyway, this song describes everything you can feel if you love a song or a painting or different piece of art so much.

So according to Wikipedia, Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art.

I’m not sure if I have this type of disorder but even if I like the story so much I have never experienced such feelings. I’m really curious have you ever felt something so strong about something artistic?

Thanks for the attention.
Have a good day.

Nat xx


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