Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Sublime

Contemplating on the significance of the insignificance.


Only man can feel fear and awe at the same time.  The beast will only know fear for he has not forgotten his insignificance.  Man on the other hand have built monuments and shrines to give glory to himself.  In so doing, he has forgotten how insignificant he truly is compared to the sun, and moon and stars above him.  But when the angel of death comes for him, he remembers it all.  As he clings to his last breath, he realizes that his body and mind will be reduced to nothingness.  Selah.  He sees himself standing on the edge of a sword -  on the left side is the realm of living and on the right is dying.  At that moment, he sees his eminent death and he sees the insignificance of his life.  And at that moment, he experiences fear and awe ... at the same time.

#existentialism #sublime #livinganddying

4 comments:

Binnur said...

Your subject looks great. I think I know him but I can't remember where we met :-))))

Rob Castro said...

You might have seen him a year ago in an obscured flee market. He has been seen peddling old postcards with hand written stories at the back. He writes the stories on the whim sitting on a shade while people walked by. People who read his stories were fascinated by them but they never really bought any of his postcards. The man does not mind. He just want to share his stories and was glad that they would look at the old postcards.

Binnur said...

I think he not only writes stories but also takes photographs and plays the guitar. A very talented guy :-)

Rob Castro said...

Cheers :-)