The Cause of Death Douglas Gillette: 2-8-12

There is only one cause of death, and that is Deity.

God uses whatever tools

 

might be at hand to ensconce us, whelm us, catch

us up, and remove

 

us from our present medium. And here are we imagining

that our current moorings

 

represent normality, as if high, wild, and gusty

vastness were alien to our natures,

 

as if that utmost staggering that is death were not

due us, as if transmigration

 

into gods, angels, demons, or giants were not our

birthright, our promised doom,

 

or our ecstatic and eucatastrophic conclusions.

 

 

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