Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Spectacular woodcut by Picart. Sisyphus makes me question the purpose of mythology. Was it related to religious ritual, ancient interpretation of science, pure literature, symbolism? What did it mean to the ancients, what does it mean to us?

I think I like Camus and Nietzsche on Sisphysus. In a godless world, is overcoming the self the only reasonable answer? Is absurdity the only rational response?