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I Would Rather Be Ashes than Dust

 
I Would Rather be Ashes than Dust -
Print from original collage with green and mauve background
and natural elements
 
 
I would rather be ashes than dust. 
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live,
not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time
 
- Jack London
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