Existentialists Only Need Apply

Only those who dare to look inside
At the void
And those who, by choice or fate or life’s misfortune,
Fall to the very bottom of all meaning,
Need apply

Only those who have become tired and sickened
By the endless flapping around on the surface of the deep dark lake
And, thirsty for something real,
Have chosen to drown themselves
In the mystery and confusion
Are welcome

Let the flappers flap
And let the divers
And the drowners
The searchers and the seekers
Let the disillusioned and the broken
For they are the ones who give life its meaning
And its art
And its depth.

If you are prepared to dive, and keep on diving,
Eventually you will discover the pearl.


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