Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Youth and Death

One reason Humans remain young so long, compar'd to other creatures, is that the young are useful in many ways, among them in providing daily, by way of the evil Creatures and Slaughter they love, a Denial of Mortality clamorous enough to allow their Elders release, if only for moments at a time, from Its Claims upon the Attention. (Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon, p. 37)

No comments:

Post a Comment