Friday, February 04, 2011

Lichtung on augenblicks.
Perhaps that's one of the saddest emotions one can have: to lose a shooting star to the greedy night, to never know the name of the woman whose scent you will forever remember, an unhappy death. These flashes of beauty, which happen in the blink of an eye, can even still contain in them much more than that moment, that ecstasy. There are moments which contain forever. Heidegger called such a moment augenblick, that glance of an eye or that moment of vision when you see more than you see: the trace of the divine, the pulse of the universe, the meaning of time. Beauty shows itself in the blink of an eye--and then it totally disappears, leaving those who saw it, blinded, unable to recover and even remember.
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