Life Surface Meaning
This remarkable image, which is part of a collection of images taken by Michael Burns, a local photographer:
And this remarkable passage from Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche’s last book before madness:
“The fatality of one’s being cannot be derived from the fatality of all that was and will be. No one is part of an experiment to achieve an ‘ideal person’ or an ‘ideal of happiness’ or an ‘ideal of morality’—it is absurd to want to discharge one’s being onto some purpose or other. We invented the concept ‘purpose’: in reality, ‘purpose’ is absent… One is necessary, one is a piece of fate, one belongs to the whole, one is in the whole—there is nothing which could judge, measure, compare, condemn our Being, for that would mean judging, measuring, comparing, condemning the whole….But there is nothing apart from the whole!”
These two things (one image/a part of a paragraph) are brought together by nothing else than the surface of my desk.