Aquele que teme a morte teme tanto a inconsciência quanto outros tipos de consciência. Se você não tiver mais consciência, você também não terá consciência de nada ruim. Se você passar a ter uma consciência diferente, você será um ser diferente e a vida não cessará.
Marco Aurélio, imperador romano. visto aqui. gostei muito dessa passagem.
outside I sit on the stone steps
with nothing much to do
forlorn and exhausted, baby
by the absence of you
(Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Brompton Oratory”, 1997)
empty heart, some time alone, alone,
turn around and I’m losing my mind
(Melody’s Echo Chamber, “Some time alone, alone”, 2012)
I heard an unhappy ending
it sort of sounds like you leaving
I heard the piledriver waltz
it woke me up this morning
(Alex Turner, “Piledriver waltz”, 2010)
you say the hill’s too steep to climb
you say you’d like to see me try
you pick the place and I’ll choose the time
and I’ll climb
that hill in my own way.
just wait a while for the right day
(Pink Floyd, “Fearless”, 1971)
in the clearing stands a boxer,
and a fighter by his trade
and he carries the reminders
of every glove that laid him down
and cut him till he cried out
in his anger and his shame,
“I am leaving, I am leaving.”
but the fighter still remains
(Simon & Garfunkel, “The boxer”, 1969)
I know you need your sleep now,
I know your life’s been hard.
But many men are falling,
where you promised to stand guard.
(Leonard Cohen, “Field Commander Cohen”, 1974)