How can one hold a lover when one's very arms are implements of death? At least here we are shocked by choice... yes - there is an option! Is a one-armed embrace half-hearted? Sufficient? Even possible? Desired?
Yes, time is just a perception too, isn't it?
(Even if we have assigned a unit of measure to it.)
Did you read "Into the Wild," about Chris McCandless? It sounds a lot like his mindset when he was starving to death, there at the end. Hopefully the rest of us will not have to be in such dire straits to handle it with the same peace, though. :)
The acceptance of death is the acceptance of one's fear of it.
Weirdly, when I moved away from a "Christianized" perspective of heaven into a more existential frame, I also found myself far more accepting of death.
It is like accepting that there was an ending to life made my life more meaningful, rather than having to chase after some "certain heaven" afterward. I don't know what happens after I die, but it gives my life meaning to be aware of and embrace my eventual ending here.
I believe psychosis arises from a lack of apprehension of the absurdity of existence... from too great a weight, a seriousness... an inability to be free of matter - as though it all mattered.... Psychosis can't let go of meaning - everything becomes super-saturated with personal symbolism, repercussion, cause - nothing is filtered out or released.
An absurdist surely experiences the levity with which one releases others and circumstance from blame.
Psychosomatic. I'd say certainly yes, but then I'd be guilty of keeping you from your doctor when that brain tumour really needs diagnosing. ;p Will your demise be my fault, or is it absurd?
Or have you given up coffee?
I feel the impulse to hug you, but out of respect for the glory of your aversion and suffering, I shan't.
Aw thanks Cog. I try. ^^
No, it's actually kind of stupid how long I spent tweaking the damn thing...it's a little sad I have nothing better to do. Ah well.
Also, visitor messages are the bane of my existence. What, you're telling me I can only add colour and basic formatting to this post? This is an outrage!
Hey do you have any idea where that thread/post of yours about the Y-chromosome resulting in greater diversity for men is? I remember reading it a while back and finding it extremely interesting. The gender thread's reminded me of it.