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  • “Neuhaus spent the next days, months and years impressed by the overwhelming fact of death. This made him, he writes, a bit blubbery. ‘After some time, I could shuffle the few blocks to the church and say Mass. At the altar, I cried a lot and hoped the people didn’t notice. To think that I’m really here after all, I thought, at the altar, at the axis mundi, the center of life. And of death.’�?

    The New York Times, In Defense of Death , by David Brooks, January 12, 2009

    January 13, 2009

  • Axis mundi means "turning point of the world : line through the earth's center around which the universe revolves."

    September 7, 2011