We stay a while

“We stay a while in something which seems equally inconceivable, only to vanish again into the inconceivable nothingness.”

“Man is a tragic animal. Not because of his smallness, but because he is too well endowed. Man has longings and spiritual demands that reality cannot fulfill. We have expectations of a just and moral world. Man requires meaning in a meaningless world. The seed of a metaphysical or religious defeat is in us all. For the honest questioner, however, who doesn’t seek refuge in some faith or fantasy, there will never be an answer. We come from an inconceivable nothingness. We stay a while in something which seems equally inconceivable, only to vanish again into the inconceivable nothingness.”

The immediate facts are what we must relate to. Darkness and light, beginning and end.

Peter Wessel Zapffe (December 18, 1899 – October 12, 1990) was a Norwegian philosopher and writer

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