5 December 2014

The most wondrous thing

What is the most wondrous thing? 
The most wondrous thing is that although everyday innumerable humans die, a man still thinks he is immortal.
— from The Book of the Forest
You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.
— from On the Shortness of Life by Seneca.
Between prison and the place of execution does any man sleep? But we sleep all the way. From the womb to the grave, we are never thoroughly awake.
— from Sermons of John Donne, quoted by Jonathan Glover

Image The Ninth Wave by Cai Guo-Qiang. Power Station of Art via ArtNet

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