from The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

“And again he thought the thought we already know: Human life occurs only once, and the reason we cannot determine which of our decisions are good and which bad is that in a given situation we can only make one decision; we are not granted a second, third, or fourth life in which to compare various decisions.
History is similar to individual lives in this respect…..

….History is as light as individual human life, unbearably light, light as a feather, as dust swirling into the air, as whatever will no longer exist tomorrow.”

translated by Michael Henry Heim

3 thoughts on “from The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

  1. I love the book and movie. When I saw the movie, Daniel Day Lewis and the two attractive women, captured me first with the sensual love story and later, how the war became part of their ending. It is beautiful when you read their story, which encapsulates the essence of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.”

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