In his 1799 book The Vocation of Man, German idealist philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte asks a series of pressing questions: Shall I eat and drink only that I may hunger and thirst and eat and drink again, till the grave which is open beneath my feet shall swallow me up, and I myself become the food of worms? Shall I beget beings like myself, that they too may eat and drink and die, and leave behind them beings like themselves to do the same that I have done? To what purpose this ever-revolving circle, this ceaseless and unvarying round, in which all things appear only to pass away, and pass away only that they may re-appear unaltered;—this monster continually devouring itself that it may again bring itself forth, and bringing itself forth only that it may again devour itself?
That was fabulous, even for a CS Lewis fanboy.
Well done. May your autotelic writing bring you every exotelic fantasy you can imagine 🙏