Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The moment that it became eternal and compulsory

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"It could be that all existence is a pointless joke, but it is not in fact possible to live one’s everyday life as if this were so… The clear awareness of having been born into a losing struggle need not lead one into despair.  I do not especially like the idea that one day I shall be tapped on the shoulder and informed, not that they party is over but that it is most assuredly going on—only henceforth in my absence.  Much more horrible though would be the announcement that the party was continuing forever, ad that I was forbidden to leave.  Whether it was a hellishly bad party or a party that was perfectly heavenly in every respect, the moment that it became eternal and compulsory would be the precise moment that it began to pall."

~ Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir, 2010

2 comments:

Loree said...

I do not think humans have a proper concept of what eternity is. A very thought-provoking post.

Angeli said...

perhaps eternity is especially difficult for those who get bored easily. :)

 
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