Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Memento Mori Speech from "The Dybbuk"

From dust you came -
To dust you will return.
For what, o foolish man -
is your strife and your sacrifice?
Your restless activity and constant striving.
In the end your bones will be carried to the grave.
And praying and weeping will be of no avail.
Everything which lives must finally pass away...
Though you have your joys, soon also you will weep-
For the life of man is like unto the DANCE OF DEATH.