All life is agony.

Only the death of one being
can give birth to another.

It is the nature of life
to breed and evolve,
to feast and perish.

As life will spread through the universe
over future aeons of time,
the quantity of pain will become
unmeasurable, since nature itself does
not comply to any ethical commitment
but self-preservation.

Until this day humans are
the only known living beings in nature
which are mentally capable
of deliberately acting
against their very own nature.

This marks the only difference
between animals and human beings.
This is what defines art.
Art eases the pain
which is yet to come.

art against agony (2014)