Autumn.B.Coleman

United States of America

“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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A lover of all things literature, pressed flowers and astronomy, here to attempt to empty my mind on a page.

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November 9, 2019

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"Because I could not stop for Death-
He kindly stopped for me-
The carriage held but just ourselves-
and immortality."
-Emily Dickinson "712"

    Is it that when we obsess over death -thanatophobia- and write it out as a last vain attempt at becoming immortal? As if striving to understand our mortal end could make our spirit live on in some odd way. To obsess over our death, as Edgar Allen Poe, or to respectfully accept it, like Emily Dickinson, is among the few choices our mortality allows us. Though both those authors have come to their physical end, others can live vicariously through the writings and strive to understand their own downfall.

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