Sonntag, Jänner 15, 2006

THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS BY A. CAMUS / 5


...There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night ...

The absurd man says yes and his effort will henceforth be unceasing. If there is a personal fate, there is no higher destiny, or at least there is but one which he concludes is inevitable and despicable. For the rest, he knows himself to be the master of his days. At that subtle moment when man glances backward over his life, Sisyphus returning toward his rock, in that slight pivoting he contemples that series of unrelated actions which becomes his fate, created by him, combined under his memory's eye and soon sealed by his death. Thus, convinced of the wholly human origin of all that is human, a blind man eager to see who knows that the night has no end, he is still on the go. The rock is still rolling.

I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe benceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that nightfilled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a mans's heart.

One must imagine Sisyphus happy.


THE END OF CAMUS' ESSAY

7 Comments:

Blogger Malin said...

Der Kommentar wurde von einem Blog-Administrator entfernt.

6:31 nachm.  
Blogger Malin said...

Hmm, I deleted my own comment, I seem to be fucking up a lot today :D

Anyway, I used to read your blog before I moved to a place with very limited access to the internet. But now I'm back and I have a lot of catching up to do ;)

I hope you get well soon.

6:32 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Malin:
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Don't worry! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wishes!
Castor

8:04 nachm.  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Your post always make me think Castor. And you know what happens when I start to think.........IT HURTS.
I see you,
JJ

9:21 nachm.  
Blogger Ryan said...

damn uncle u better get well soon!

2:34 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Nmamfqlmsh:
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I am sorry, JJ, I don't like that you don't feel well after reading my posts, but as we know whe shouldn't close the eyes in front of the reality.

Castor

9:23 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ryan:
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Oh, Ryan, thank for your wishes!
The only thing I can do is hoping ...

Uncle Castor

9:25 vorm.  

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