Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Greatest Mystery of All

“...a little creature, formed in some mysterious fashion . . . by the fusion of two mysteries, or rather two sets of a trillion mysteries each . . . and then permitted to accumulate trillions of its own mysteries; the whole suffused with consciousness, which is the only real thing in the world and the greatest mystery of all.”
~Vladimir Nabokov, "Bend Sinister" (1947)

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Love

"Love is only surpassing sweet when it is directed toward a mortal object, and the secret of this ultimate sweetness only is defined by the bitterness of death."
~Franz Rosenzweig