Susan Sontag – comments on death…


“We’re all,” she says at one point, “going to die—that’s a very difficult thing to take in—and we all experience this process. It feels as if there’s this person—in your head, mainly—trapped in this physiological stock that can only survive seventy- or eighty-plus years normally, in any kind of decent condition. It starts deteriorating at a certain point, and then for half of your life, if not more, you watch this material begin to fray. And there’s nothing you can do about it. You’re trapped inside it, and when it goes, you go.”  Susan Sontag – Illness as Metaphor  (Illustration by Greg Ruth) 


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  1. Pingback: “To take a photograph is to participate in someone’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability” | Justice Brief

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