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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Myth (No Sisyphus Though)

Read in bed last night, but as luck would have it, blogged from the office:

"We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink...

[Then he muses on things Mediterranean, classical & philosophical]

... Nature is still there, however. She contrasts her calm skies and her reasons with the madness of men. Until the atom too catches fire and history ends in the triumph of reason and the agony of the species. But the Greeks never said that the limit could not be overstepped. They said it existed and that whoever dared to exceed it was mercilessly struck down. Nothing in present history can contradict them."


-Albert Camus from the essay "Helen's Exile"

2 comments:

  1. love this!
    i got hold of myth of sisyphus and other essays and i'm reading it after i finish emerson's nature - which i recommend if you haven't yet read it.

    <3

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  2. i love you and will read it after object of beauty :)

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