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A Nihilist's Pension

The consumptive act of knowledge acquisition is sustainable, despite the random games of chance all around us. Hellenic as they come the apology is not Christian.

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A Nihilist's Pension

Old Age

Of course I am downcast and tremble
with pity for my state
when old age and wrinkles cover me,

when Eros flies about
and I pursue the glorious young.
Pick up your lyre

and sing to us of her who wears
violets on her breasts. Sing especially
of her who is wandering.

- Sappho (630-570 BC) - Translated by Willis Barnstone

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A Nihilist's Pension

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