Tagged: death

The trajectory of life: Andre Malraux

 “The world has become like the world in my books,” wrote Andre Malraux. The 30s of the XX century were the time of global upheaval and change in Western society. The world was perceived as absurd, and the fate of man as random and nonsensical. Inspired by new literary styles, Andre Malraux turned to existential themes and mythology much earlier than other writers. Many of them, including Camus, called him...

And there are never really endings…

#guestpost written by Aaron Boluwatife The revolving cycles, in their wide sweep, have brought me again,  Amorous, mature—all beautiful to me—all wondrous;  My limbs, and the quivering fire that ever plays through them, for reasons, most wondrous;  Existing, I peer and penetrate still,  Content with the present—content with the past… Walt Whitman  The cyclical nature of life is a concept that explains how every event in history is a repetition that...

The beauty of Japanese Death Poems

Written by Nathaniel Postell We are obsessed with death – the great beyond, the next journey. We all contemplate death – shook by a fear of the unknown. Craving the knowledge of what is to come yet reluctant to pay the price of admission. Death is inevitable. Painted in that inescapable light, Japanese death poems should be a grim affair. However, this is not the case. Poetry has long held...