Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I like this quote

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.James Baldwin, "Down At The Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind," in The Fire Next Time (1963)

1 comment:

Rev J D said...

ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!

you only have life for so long
you have "fun" til it's done
then you're gone.

happy thursday - enjoy!

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson