Akhmatova: And the stone word fell on my still-living breast
Vonnegut: The Tralfamadorian view of death

Saint Columba: Today is truly my Sabbath

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Scripture calls this day the Sabbath, which means "rest." Today is truly my Sabbath,
for it is my last day in this wearisome life, when I shall keep the Sabbath after my troublesome labours.
 
Saint Columba on his deathbed, according to The Life of Columba, by Adomnán of Iona, tr Richard Sharpe
 
 
Picture by William Ballengall (1874), from the British Library

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