Wednesday, May 30, 2018

United with eternity (Xavier de Maistre)

   Ephemeral spectator of an eternal spectacle, man raises his eyes to the sky for but an instant, then closes them again forever; but, during that instant that is given him, from all the points in the sky and from the limits of the universe, a consoling ray departs from each, and comes to strike his gaze, to announce to him that there exists a relationship between that immensity and him, and that he is united with eternity. 
--Xavier de Maistre, 
Contemplation du ciel étoilé 

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