Monday, December 22, 2014




Mischa, we take comfort in knowing there is no God. That you are not enslaved in Heaven, made to kiss God’s ass forever. What you have is better than Paradise. You have blessed oblivion.
Thomas Harris, Hannibal Rising

I agree with the above statement of Hannibal Lecter. According to a dictionary, the meaning of oblivion is the state of being unconscious or lacking awareness of what is happening around you.

But in my mind, oblivion is the complete and absolute non-existence of awareness.


Incipient Sunrise Over The Rincons


Word For Today

beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage.


"Are you looking for sympathy? You’ll find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis." 
--Thomas Harris, Hannibal Rising



  1. So, Gene, if "oblivion is the complete and absolute non-existence of awareness," do you welcome the arrival of oblivion, or do you dread its arrival?

    1. I neither welcome nor dread oblivion's arrival, Anthony. Instead, I merely anticipate the lack of discomfort and pain, the welcome relief implicit in a state of eternal nothingness. No matter what then ensues in the affairs of Man, after my death, I will know it not.