marți, 11 octombrie 2011

Death as an Image


Death cannot become an object of imagination for one who is going to die, even if it comes close to him.

We could imagine only the men and the world receiving our death.

Even these two alternatives to the image of death appear in a faded way.

The men compose the crowd of a funeral procession; the world opens to us just for hiding us in its large extension.

Therefore, one could make the experience of his own death each time when he sees others preferring to fade themselves to him. It seems there is not possible to expect from others more than a faded presence that is temporarily directed to you as the mourners are to their dead.

But they also fade themselves every time when they are so far from sharing a crowd of a procession, that conceal themselves in the precise lines of their identities. For there are both precise and interlaced as to result in a faded and great confusion.

If the first fade may be viewed as a preview of death as the finally confining of a person to the boundaries of his body, never shared with others in the life time either, the second is already the sign of the body lost in the depth of the earth.

The second form of fade cause someone the sense of mourning for him. As the mourners, he might regret a life with others that it does not exist. Also, he has reasons to think of the first fade of others as just a variation of the second.

The body – soma – is not by itself a grave – sema, but it is always at others’ disposal to bury it.

Sometimes, the suicide seems a convenient way of escaping from being buried.