The human condition is characterised uniquely by our awareness of our mortality; in other words, we are the only species who are aware that we are mortal beings. This causes a tremendous amount of anxiety. We have this capacity to ponder the infinite, we’re seemingly capable of anything; we can mainline the whole of time through the optic nerve with our astronomy and with our space telescopes…and yet we’re housed in these heart-pumping, breath-gasping, decaying bodies. So to be godly, and yet ‘creaturely’, is just impossibly cruel.
-Shots of Awe