Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gravely read the stones

Kierkegaard on cemetery plots:
Death does not say, "There is no difference whatever"; it says, "There you can see what the difference was: half a foot." [...] Thus in death life returns to childlike simplicity. In childhood the big difference was also that one person had a tree, a flower, a stone. (Works of Love, Series 2, IX)

1 comment:

  1. He also says that one should visit the cemetery during the day in his essay The Work of Love in Recollecting One Who is Dead (which I happen to find exceptional). (pardon the discrimination)


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