not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

this body will be the death of me

when asked in interview by eleanor wachtel about his near death experience from a serious car accident in 1999, robert hughes, the late australian art critic, said how life looked afterward.  he said life looked wonderful.  he was so glad to be alive because he thought that he had seen the other side and it wasn't heaven and it wasn't hell, it was just nothing; it was a vacuum, a complete suppression of consciousness, the loss of everything one loves. cause if there's one thing he knows, as he said he was sure everybody knows, it's consciousness.  (hear full interview here)