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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fear of falling?

What is vertigo? Fear of falling? Then why do we feel it even when the observation tower comes equipped with a sturdy handrail? No, vertigo is something other than the fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which temps and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves. — Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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