Sent on Ahead

posted by Damien DeBarra

“Now is the time for you to reflect, not only that all things are mortal, but also that their mortality is subject to no fixed law. Whatever can happen at any time can happen today. Let us therefore reflect, my beloved Lucilius, that we shall soon come to the goal which this friend, to our own sorrow, has reached. And perhaps, if only the tale told by wise men is true and there is a bourne to welcome us, then he whom we think we have lost has only been sent on ahead. Farewell”

– Seneca, Letter 63

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Image: The Ghost of Pantani. Taken on the Camino de Santiago, July 2015. (c) Damien DeBarra

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