I don't know if it be a peculiarity in me, but I am seldom otherwise than happy while watching in the chamber of death, should no frenzied or despairing mourner share the duty with me. I see a repose that neither earth nor hell can break and I feel an assurance of the endless and shadowless hereafter - the Eternity they have entered - where life is boundless in its duration, and love in its sympathy, and joy in its fulness.
Sir John had his share150perhaps rather a large share150of the more harmless and amiable of the weaknesses incidental to humanity. Among these, I may mention as applicable to the matter in hand, an invincible reluctance150so long as he enjoyed his usual good health150to face the responsibility of making his will.
It was the same dark place as ever every room dismal and silent as it was wont to be, and every ghostly article of furniture in its customary place. The iron heart of the grim old clock, undistributed by all the noise without, still beat heavily within its dusty case the tottering presses slunk from the sight, as usual, in their melancholy corners the echoes of footsteps returned the same dreary sound the long-legged spider paused in his nimble run, and, scared by the sight of men in that his dull domain, hung motionless on the wall, counterfeiting death until they should have passed him by.
But what can be more resembling to Life than Death Nothing And yet, they both obey a destiny which is a shadow of God, as we are too, except that this shadow can no longer be defined as an opposite to the other two, but as destiny, because we cannot think above a bivalent logic. Otherwise, Destiny too would be one of the opposites of Life or Death, because he too, just as the other two is a shadow of God, with the only difference that itasasasas a shadow that can be sighted through a superior logic.
Despite that, if these dreams are shadows of God reflected into knowledge, why Godasasasas shadows are dreams Only because you can wake up from a dream and all these shadows always wake up in an infinite echo which depicts God If even Godasasasas shadows can wake up, does it mean that God is above awakening Through Death, absolutely anything receives a connotation opposed to Life, but nevertheless, Life would never be Alive without Its Death which bestows on it its full shine, as Death wouldnasasasat be what it is.
Man has to wake up from this sleep and to understand that he has a way though which he can end this vileness called human society or world, though the fact of trying to his best to inhibit the natural instinct of having offspring and those who want to take the fastest way to salvation, should commit suicide. The war is a way towards the mass suicide, but not the Way of the Spiritual Coaxialism, because war is the instrument of the villains in the social hierarchy, though which they want to obtain even more privileges. It is not a path of man to save himself, even if he indirectly saves himself through death.
Then we will become aware that just by returning to us, to that piece of ourselves, we will start to see Knowledge, but without using the eyes, to feel the Truth, but without using the senses, to grasp the Known because we found out the Unknown precisely because it is unknown and difficult to find, then we will become ourselves and we will look towards the stars in our inner sky by living what should have been the death of life or the life of the death within us.