“The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body.The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?”
Saturday, 3 December 2011
The Unbearable Lightness of Being -IV
I know, I know, its been very long since I have posted anything from The Unbearable Lightness, and I'm sure its been bothering you as well. You may just not have realized it. It's okay. It's here now. Something to think about, and admire Kundera for the geniusness of his words and the universal truths he managed to decipher and state so matter-of-factly as though they were common knowledge.