To become and to cease being. These are two simple facts of existence. Everything else is extraneous; they are just other things that fill the intervening space. They are just extra verbs. “Be” is the only verb that is absolutely necessary. Nothing else is relevant to the issue of birth and death, to be or not to be. And yet even this dichotomy is really a description of the same coin.
Eric in a Word: Be
Book of the Day: Pictorial Nominalism - Thierry De Duve
Song of the Day: Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk Quartet
Religious Figure of the Day: Altjira
Sketch medium: marker and graphite on manilla envelope