[In Fact We Do Not Try To Picture The Afterlife, Nor Is It Our Selves In Our Nervous Tics And Optical Flecks That We Wish To Perpetuate; It Is The Self As The Window On The World That We Can't Bear To Thinkof Shutting. My Mind When I Was A Boy Of Ten Or Eleven Sent Up Its Silent Scream At The Thought Of Future Aeons -- At The Thought Of The Cosmic Party Going On Without Me. The Yearning For An Afterlife Is The Opposite Of Selfish: It Is Love And Praise Of The World That We Are Privileged, In This Complex Interval Of Light, To Witness And Experience.]

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