Our fascination with the end is always a contradiction. We feel death gives life meaning, we know it is inevitable and we are drawn to the excitement the end promises; but at the same time we cannot accept or understand the reality of it. We especially don’t want anything to end in the chaotic, unresolved way the universe might impose upon us. And so we continue to imagine it, over and over, in our search for meaning, for a moment of transcendence; a way to transform its finality into an experience we can finally comprenhend.
It’s the End of the World, páginas 192 y 193
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