Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eternal recurrence?

What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This blog as you now start it and have started it before, you will have to repeat once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh wil have to be posted there again, all in the same succession and sequence ...."

Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: "You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine."

... Of course, reading such a blog is another matter altogether.

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