Life, coming in hot

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness: it is always urgent, “here and now” without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.

José Ortega y Gasset

Mission of the University (Transaction, 1992), 63. Bundesarchiv, B145 Bild-F000074-3582, CC BY SA 3.0. To which I’ll add: All the more reason to locate the pause button.

Please inform the rest of the species. . .