we know next to nothing / of the history of the discovery of individual death / yet surely, the inference / that individual death is total and inescapable / must have caused a profound shock!
let’s find it out / let’s just allow a little hope / to slowly move into our lives / there ain’t much around in these times / so how are we supposed to feel.
the believer waits for the end, he longs for it!
we’ve got to resist / we’ve got to say no / we’ve got to slow down / we’ve got to lean out of our windows and scream: / it doesn’t work anymore / it doesn’t work any longer
the mechanism of nostalgia / seems to be a perennial component of the human psyche / but the essential impulse is: / now the last day is very near / now we must cut lose from the bonds and measures of normal life and prepare ourselves for a total and universal extinction. / the rare and much more taxing model is that of an end in nothingness! ...