The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (excerpt)

Posted in Uncategorized by supergoing on March 24, 2011

“… a dead man’s face falls into an infinite depth beneath the surface which the face possessed when it was alive, leaving nothing for the survivors to see but the frame of the mask; it falls so deep, indeed, that it can never be pulled back to the surface. A dead man’s face can tell us better than anything else in this world how far removed we are from the true existence of physical substance, how impossible it is for us to lay hands on the way in which this substance exists.”

‘The Temple of the Golden Pavilion’, Yukio Mishima, p 30

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