He who binds to himself a joyDoes the wingèd life destroy;But he who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity's sunrise.
Through all Eternity toThee A joyful Song I'll raise, For oh! Eternity's too short To utter all thy Praise.joseph addison
And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And Eternity's despair; And they heard the words it said, "Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!"
If sub specie aeternitatis [from Eternity's point of view] there is no reason to believe that anything matters, then that does not matter either, and we can approach our absurd lives with irony instead of heroism or despair.thomas nagel