Amanda Patterson‘s Today’s memory
In memoriam: John Berger
5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017
Originally shared by Amanda Patterson
‘What Reconciles Me to My Own Death’ by John Berger, born 5 November 1926, died 2 January 2017.
„What reconciles me to my own death more than anything else is the image of a place: a place where your bones and mine are buried, thrown, uncovered, together.
They are strewn there pell-mell. One of your ribs leans against my skull. A metacarpal of my left hand lies inside your pelvis. (Against my broken ribs your breast like a flower.) The hundred bones of our feet are scattered like gravel.
It is strange that this image of our proximity, concerning as it does mere phosphate of calcium, should bestow a sense of peace. Yet it does. With you I can imagine a place where to be phosphate of calcium is enough.”