Thursday, February 19, 2015


Holes That Cannot Be Filled

Oliver Sacks, "My Own Life," New York Times (February 19, 2015):
There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.

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