29 October 2005

On Death

Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.

- Last words of Thomas Hobbes

I wish death were a voyage, a leap in the dark. The promise of more adventures, hidden knowledge revealed, like Leif Ericcson sailing off into the west...

I fear however that death is far more mundane than that. I fear it is simply the ceasing to function of a biological system, a rather boring full stop.


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