Monday, January 30, 2006

Horizon: infinity

We have left the land and taken to our ship! We have burned our bridges - more, we have burned our land behind us! Now, little ship, take care! The ocean lies all around you; true, it is not always roaring, and sometimes it lies there as if it were silken and golden and a gentle favourable dream. But there will be times when you will know that it is infinite and that there is nothing more terrible than infinity... Alas, if homesickness for land should assail you, as if there were more freedom there - and there is no longer any 'land'!
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science


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