„Life is a beautiful denial to belief in death”.
You asked me how I, being immortal, survive so many deaths. There is no great secret. You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.
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Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
In effect, nobody who is not from the losing classes has ever been thrust into a death cell in these United States.
In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture.
perhaps we desire death / or why is poison so sweet? / why do little Sirens make kindlier music / for a man caught in the net of the world between news-cast & work-desk?