Saturday, 27 March 2010
Camus says 'reason and the irrational led to the same preaching. In truth the way matters but little; the will to arrive suffices' [p.48]. Now I appreciate that Camus mode in this work is to treat profundity whimsically, and that's a commendable thing, but this is a strange thing to say nonetheless. It underestimates the enormous momentum of things -- the one thing Sisyphus himself would never do. We'll arrive, regardedless of the strength or vapidity of our will to do so. We're rolling down there. It matters how we go.