walking, one of the most basic and common characteristics of human existence, is seen in two mobile anonymous bodies circumambulating the void in the boundless and mobile space of a circle. In the search for harmony, balance and equality, these two entities disappear and reappear within each other in each round; as they are approaching each other at a given time, causing the persistent progress to disappear, one removes the other from the circle.

The abyss of two incommunicable worlds opens between the man who has the sentiment of death and the man who does not; yet both die; but one is unaware of his death, the other knows-, one dies only for a moment, the other unceasingly.

 

A Short History of Decay

E. M. Cioran