Friday, May 24, 2013

"I'm smoking as fast as I can"

in plague years,
hurrying to die
a less isolating
way, and staying

    The certain prospect
    of death could sweet-
    en every life with a
    precious and fragrant
    drop of levity - and
    now you strange apoth-
    ecary souls have turn-
    ed it into an ill-tas-
    ting drop of poison
    that makes the whole
    of life repulsive.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Basic Writings of Nietzsche
  The Wanderer and his
  Shadow, 1880
Walter Kaufmann, editor
  and translator
op. cit.

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