‘To be or not to be’

 

(reflections on Hamlet)

 

‘To be or not to be’

is not a question:

it is an answer

within a question, perhaps,

but nevertheless an answer –

the answer.

 

And there’s no choice

(the ‘or’ without validity)

for it is the end

most ardently to be wished:

 

to be

or rather not to be

 

to be

by not being,

 

not by taking up,

or opposing or ending …

 

just being …

by not being

 

far above any sling or arrow,

above the outrageous,

 

and nobler,

far, far nobler even

than the mind,

 

when after the coilings

of mortality,

spirit awakens to Spirit,

being in Spirit,

Who is within being

 

in silence

in the unheard

Word.

 

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