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Sisyphus by ahermin Sisyphus by ahermin
"The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
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At the very end of his long effort measured by skyless space and time without depth, the purpose is achieved. Then Sisyphus watches the stone rush down in a few moments toward that lower world whence he will have to push it up again toward the summit. He goes back down to the plain.

It is during that return, that pause, that Sisyphus interests me. A face that toils so close to stones is already stone itself! I see that man going back down with a heavy yet measured step toward the torment of which he will never know the end. That hour like a breathing-space which returns as surely as his suffering, that is the hour of consciousness. At each of those moments when he leaves the heights and gradually sinks toward the lairs of the gods, he is superior to his fate. He is stronger than his rock."

Albert Camus
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morejolli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
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Drakenius Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007   Photographer
great shot... very mysterious... :clap:
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theories-unspoke Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
It made me smile, how you did this. You seem to get right down in there, and think about what you're doing. And I like that, I think I'll watch you if that is alright.
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Roosterman84 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Awesome. I like that myth.
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dancingelf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Love the concept in this one!! :clap:
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StudioMaya Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Photographer
Great composition. I like the colors :)
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Tris-Otter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
amazing.
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