To Sleep (Ectopistes migratorius, extinct), Kristina Knowski, 2014
Between infinity and oblivion, we only understand the latter.
Of the two, it’s the one we experienced during that memoryless expanse before birth, the one we still taste in the fog of deep sleep, and the one we must touch when confronted by loss.
If there are infinities, they can only come after this.
Reblogging in memory of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died in the Cincinatti Zoo on this day 104 years ago.