Thursday, May 30, 2013

"It is a fact that a man’s dying
is more the survivors’ affair than his own.
Whether he realizes it or not,
he illustrates the pertinence of the adage:
So long as we are, death is not;
and when death is present, we are not.
In other words, 
between death and us there is no rapport;
it is something with which 
we have nothing to do —
and only incidentally the world and nature.
And that is why all living creatures 
can contemplate it with composure,
with indifference, unconcern, 
with egoistic irresponsibility."
(Behrens from The Magic Mountain)

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