the (almost) daily appreciator

Friday, April 06, 2007

miscellaneous thoughts in a 3:07a.m. state of mind...

Nietzsche once said that when you stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss will stare back.
He was probably looking into the mirror, into the abyss of his own eyes, at the demons haunting him, eating away at him, looking back at him, when he stumbled upon this nugget of wisdom.
Looking at yourself - especially when you´re not in a particularly good mood - will let you think your soul is an abyss: dark, cold, unfathomably mysterious - empty...and all this damn emptiness has the chutzpah to look back at you.


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