Date With Death
Dream, not fear
These pages focus on death, and the fears that come with it, hypothesizing a kind of humanization of extreme pain, i.e. its possible de-naturalization. Whatever interpretation we choose, either from an existential or
These pages focus on death, and the fears that come with it, hypothesizing a kind of humanization of extreme pain, i.e. its possible de-naturalization. Whatever interpretation we choose, either from an existential or a phenomenological point of view, it is dominated by personal feelings, by the way in which the “I” tries to elude pain, creating both individual sufferance and exitus. For centuries humans cried “Kyrie Eleison”; Lord, be benevolent with us; Lord, we ask for your pity. But to-day personal salvation is demanded to tèchne, not to God’s compassion. The pain in the world is the result of individual brutalization, of human insufficiency in comparison with the overwhelming power of technique, displayed in its terrific magnificence. The new Promised Land coincides with full activity and financial interest. The living time is the shrine of what is human. Since the development of technical science will open endless doors of possibilities, we must repeat, in accordance with Christ’s words: Give to tèchne what belongs to technical science, and to soul what belongs to soul, in order to measure the former using the latter. The project of humanization of extreme pain can be explained through the metaphor of a severed rose. This process places the lifeless flower into a vase, extending its ability to be without being, just like every other rose.