Empty Days

Wednesday, October 13, 2004



The myth of Prometheus in modern rendering.

It was deathly cold last night - but the day is full of shine and warmth. This is Indian summer.

As long as I dimly hoped I might still go on another bike-trip, there was some sort of sense of worthwhile purpose, something to wake up for in the morning. Now that it's gone for good, every morning I have to face the whole story of my life yet again and ask myself the one question I can't answer: what for?

I know by experience that I can turn away from that question shortly after awakening - for as many days as there are in a year. I also know that it will wear me down soon - it's like that eagle who kept gnawing at Prometheus' exposed liver, it kept him good company for countless years of being chained to the rock.

What for? What for? What for?

To feed the eagle.





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