The Daily “140” Insight: Immortality

Windsurfing[1] “The trouble with immortality is endless. The thought of it brings us into contact with problems of time itself — with shapeless problems we have never grasped and may never put into words. Our ability to exist in time may require our being mortal, although we can’t understand that any more than the fish can understand water. What we call the stream of consciousness may depend upon mortality in ways that we can hardly glimpse.”

Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Long for This World"

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