Monday, June 3, 2013


    There were three possible ways of punishing man for the Fall:  the mildest was the way actually used, expulsion from Paradise;  the second was destruction of Paradise;  the third – and this would have been the most terrible punishment of all – was the cutting off of life everlasting and leaving everything else as it was.

Franz Kafka, The Third Notebook  from The Blue Octavo Notebooks, Cambridge, Exact Change, 1991

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