In the middle of the journey of our life
I found myself astray in a dark wood
where the straight road had been lost.
- Dante, The Divine Comedy
- What does it say to you?
It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous lonely emptiness of existence.
The predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void with nothing but waste, horror, and degradation, forming a useless, bleak straitjacket in a black, absurd cosmos.
- Play It Again, Sam (1972)