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Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

September 9, 2009

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Time, Pink Floyd

Death – The Great Leveller

August 5, 2009

Krupp became a millionaire by creating weapons of death, but was himself horrified of death. Nobody was allowed to speak the word ‘death’ in his presence. He divorced his wife because she told him about the death of a nephew. He had everything, but was unhappy because he knew that happiness could not last, that he would have to leave it behind and rot in a tomb.

Richard Wurmbrandt, In God’s Underground, W.H. Allen, 1968, p.16