Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

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Pascal in Pensees

When I consider the brevity of my life, swallowed up as it is in the eternity that precedes and will follow it, the tiny space I occupy and what is visible to me, cast as I am into a vast infinity of spaces that I know nothing of and which know nothing of me, I take fright, I am stunned to find myself here rather than elsewhere, for there is no reason why it should be here rather than there, and now rather than then. Why set me here?  By whose order and under what guiding destiny was this time, this place assigned to me?

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