All posts tagged: death

Quotes for Today

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“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire” “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of […]

The Beauty of Sadness

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In Victorian times (childhood) mortality rates were very high and after the invention of the daguerreotype memorial portraiture – postmortem photography – became a common way of remembering the dead. Grieving families would commission these sad portraits of their recently deceased loved ones. Some of these photos can be very disturbing to the modern eye, but others are incredibly moving.   PS. There is some debate whether the photos of the woman with her eyes […]

Transcending the Mundane

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* “The primitive idea of justice is partly legalized revenge and partly expiation by sacrifice. It works out from both sides in the notion that two blacks make a white, and that when a wrong has been done, it should be paid for by an equivalent suffering. It seems to the Philistine majority a matter of course that this compensating suffering should be inflicted on the wrongdoer for the sake of its deterrent effect on […]

The Light that Stopped Shining

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At the dining table Benjamin’s legs were still too short to touch the ground, but his understanding was mature enough to realise he could never please his father; an unspoken accusation always hung in the air. No matter how many green vegetables he finished, straight A’s he brought home or how high he jumped, his father always treated him with the same cold detachment; regarding him as part of the furniture, his voice just a sound […]

Space as death

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I imagine a clinical space, euphemistically disguised as a pleasant waiting room with soft Muzak playing in the background. But there is no waiting, the space itself is the final station. No longer on the proverbial journey of a thousand steps, you have arrived. The room is death. Space as death. The eternal nothingness disguised as infinity. While you die a vacuum erases everything, slowly drawing closer, the last one you, or perhaps the voice […]