Saturday, 6 February 2010

practicing freedom


Heidi gave me this quote today, in celebration of my news that I am free of cancer. Thought provoking.

"To begin depriving death of its greatest advantage over us, let us adopt a way clean contrary to that common one; let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more often in mind than death... We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere."

"To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave."

Michel de Montaigne

I think I have unlearned how to be a slave…


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