Subjects — B
It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
Birth was the death of him.
My mother groan’d, my father wept, Into the dangerous world I leapt; Helpless, naked, piping loud, Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
Birth and death are so closely related that one could not destroy either without destroying the other at the same time. It is extinction that makes creation possible.
Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can’t return it for a refund.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?
From what I have seen (although I cannot know for sure), human birth is a joyful experience when properly rescued from arrogant male physicians who seem to want total control over a process they cannot experience.
A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.