Quote on Beauty and Death

From the ever thoughtful Christian Wiman:

Death is the mother of beauty?  No, better to say that beauty is the mother of death, for it is the splendor of existence that so fires the imagination forward and backward into our whole unbeing.  It is the beauty of the world that makes us more conscious of death, not the consciousness of death that makes the world more beautiful.

-Christian Wiman

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