Monday, March 8, 2010

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.






"Where is it I've read that someone condemned to death says or think, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he'd only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once! Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!"
-Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment.

Is it better to live this painful existence, teetering on the brink of death, or is it better to submit ourselves to the 'infinite finality' of death?

14 comments:

Alexxander said...

uuuuuhm je ne sais pas babe! hhahah thanks for your lovely comment!!!! you always have a beautiful pictures in your blog, really im in love with your blog!


have a nice week, kisses from spain

Alexxx

Alexxander said...

thanks sukaina, always loveee your comments!!!

Pearlpink and Babyblue said...

Lovley Blog!

P.L. said...

Gorgeous blog! I love the music as well!

Laia Chic said...

Gorgeous subject!! sorry but in that moment dead and this wold inspiration me a lot!! and in this time more. Thanks of the coment honey

Laia Chic said...

Gorgeous subject!! sorry but in that moment dead and this wold inspiration me a lot!! and in this time more. Thanks of the coment honey

anaïs said...

Cool blog. You've really got it(

Disguise said...

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Anonymous said...

I really like this post (the pictures, but most important: the paragraph).

Truly amazing.

Flora said...

gorgeous post, as always.
mm, crime and punishment is incredible isn't it...
i don't think either is objectively better, it's a matter of which one would prefer to have themselves living with... sometimes choosing death can be a sign of bravery, other times of cowardice...i suppose.

Clara said...

lovely pics
your blog is great!
xxx

Nikhat said...

I read this somewhere and I think this is the answer to your question, "Hope is a Demon Bitch" Hope screws up all of us and we end up asking ourselves the same question over and over again.

Lillian said...

WOW. That dying poem really speaks! It's amazing how a poem can really speak like that...havnt seen a poem like that in years.

Blanche DuBois said...

Why are you so fucking dramatic??
Dostoevsky speaks from experience - he was standing in front of a firesquad waiting to be shot - saved by mere seconds and condemned to siberia.

Why are you so fucking sad?
Have you ever been to Siberia?

Get over it. Get off the blog and live life xx