Nagel, Sisyphus and Duffy

“Absurdity comes with the territory,

and what we need is the will to put up with it.”


(Nagel, T., The View From Nowhere; (Oxford University Press Inc., 1986))


“He’s a dork.

Folk flock from miles around just to gawk.

They think it’s a quirk,

a bit of a lark.

A load of old bollocks is nearer the mark.

He might as well bark

at the moon –

that feckin’ stone’s no sooner up

than it’s rolling back

all the way down.”


From Mrs Sisyphus

Source: The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy; (Picador, 1999).