Death is the side of life that is turned away from us
and not illuminated.
… The true form of life extends through both regions, the blood of the mightiest circulation pulses through both: there is neither a this-world nor an other-world, but only the great unity, in which the ‘angels,’ those beings who surpass us, are at home.
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Stephen Mitchell translation
from a letter to Witold Hulewicz dated 13 November 1925