A PREY OF WORMS

“In the life of a man, his time is but a moment, his being an incessant flux, his sense a dim rushlight, his body a prey of worms, his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark, his fame doubtful. In short, all that is body is as coursing waters, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapors”

marcus aurelius (roman emperor)

“sa buhay ng tao, ang oras niya’y saglit lamang, ang katauhan niya’y bumbiliang sabon, ang pakiramdam niya’y nagmamadaling ilaw, ang katawan niya’y nagdadasal na bulate, ang kaluluwa niya’y madaldal na action star, ang yaman niya’y maitim, ang kasikatan niya’y kahina-hinala. sa madaling sabi, lahat ng parte ng katawan ay basa, lahat ng kaluluwa’y panaginip at gamot sa ubo at baradong hininga.”

-boknoy’s translation

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