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Death is not an event of life. Death is not lived through. If eternity is understood not as an endless temporal duration but rather as timelessness, then whoever lives in the present lives eternally. Our life is endless in the same way that our field of vision is without limit.

[Der Tod ist kein Ereignis des Lebens. Den Tod erlebt man nicht. Wenn man unter Ewigkeit nicht unendliche Zeitdauer, sondern Unzeitlichkeit versteht, dann lebt der ewig, der in der Gegenwart lebt. Unser Leben ist ebenso endlos, wie unser Gesichtsfeld grenzenlos ist.]

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, London/New York, 1922. Proposition 6.4311.

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Modesto Urgell e Inglada_Return from the Burial

Modesto Urgell e Inglada (1839-1919), La vuelta del entierro, 19c., Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid [P05856] (ex. Provincial Museum of Lugo) Source.
The Return from the Burial. A priest and two altar boys, one of whom carries a cross, are returning from a burial service across a bleak and windy winter landscape. Urgell was fond of painting horizons – whether meant in Wittgenstein's endless sense - who knows?