vineri, 15 august 2014

The Dance of Death



The personal death is an immobile state. When the death comes in old age, it seems that such an immobile state was gradually prepared before death.

However, the most cases of death show that the lack of motion is preceded by a violent movement of the body. Therefore, we may say that the motionless death of the individual beings generally derives from a strong movement.

If we talk about the death itself, and not about the personal death, it is rather a state of pure movement. Thus, the medieval lore talked about a dance of death by which the personified Death brings all the humanity into it.

Even if we know that the personified death is a fictional image, it is also true that death enters the human life when the humans do not gain control over it through their personality.

 We have no control in the leisure moments or in the time when we fulfill different duties for other persons, authorities or close persons.

We feel that the time moves slowly in leisure periods. The time of work or care for other persons seems to us as a slow motion of life, too.

In fact, we run to death exactly in those periods. We lose then the control over our own life as like as we will do entirely in the state of death. If we would have enough time before death to put the question ‘how did I live until now?’, then the bewildering answer would be that we really rushed to death or that the death covertly danced with us.