To me the honour is sufficient of belonging to the universe -
such a great universe, and so great a scheme of things.
Not even Death can rob me of that honour.
For nothing can alter the fact that I have lived;
I have been I, if for ever so short a time.
And when I am dead,
the matter which composes my body is indestructible and eternal,
so that come what may to my Soul, my dust will always be going on,
each separate atom of me playing its separate part
I shall still have some sort of finger in the pie.
Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings - 1889 - 1919)
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