The Washington Post tells the tragic story of a new mother’s untimely death by annotating her Facebook page. (via) Is this the new model for obituaries?
Friendship is not a gift, or a promise; it is not a form of generosity. Rather, this incommensurable relation of one to the other is the outside drawing near in its separateness and inaccessibility. Desire, pure impure desire, is the call to bridge the distance, to die in common through separation. Death suddenly powerless, if friendship is the response that one can hear and make heard only by dying ceaselessly.
Writing of the Disaster, Maurice Blanchot (via)