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Tugon sa Isang Kaibigan tungkol kay Kierkegaard

                 

            

            
  


Maraming salamat sa iyong pagbasa at mga mungkahi! Iba talaga kung may kasama ka sa pag-iisip; laging kulang ang mag-isa.


Naalala ko ang sinabi ni Virgina Woolf sa tanong mo: "Love makes you solitary." Oo nga, para bang ginagawa kang walang kaparis, natatangi at mag-isa ng pag-ibig; inilalagay sa iyong mga balikat ang buong bigat ng daigdig. Baka dahil ito sa natatangi rin ang tawag ng pag-ibig: ako, at ako lamang, ang tinawag--kaya ako lamang, at walang iba, ang maaaring tumugon. 


At gaya nga ng sabi mo, madalas hindi mauunawaan ng iba ang paraan ng pagtugon natin, dahil hindi naman sila ang tinawag. Malungkot at sabay maligaya siguro si Abraham: mag-isa siya sa daigdig, ngunit kasama niya ang Diyos. Tinanong iyan sa akin dati ng estudyante, kung masaya raw ba si Abraham. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang isasagot ko dahil tila imposible yata na maligaya lamang siya. Sabi nga ni K, hindi na naging tulad ng dati si Abraham.


At siguro nga sa pagtataya ng lahat, naroon din ang pagnanasang matamo ang lahat. Baka nagiging posible ito dahil sa mata ng mangingibig ang kanyang minamahal na ang kanyang lahat, at lahat ng iba ay "nawawalan" na ng halaga. Baka ganyan ang pananampalataya. Pinakamalinaw nga iyan kay Abraham



Caravaggio, The Sacrifice of Isaac (1603)


At sa ikalawang punto na maaaring pag-isipan, ang hula ko kung bakit habang alam naman ni K na si Regina ang kanyang ikaliligaya ngunit hindi siya tumalon ay ito: pilosopo kasi si K--nagtatalaban sa kanya ang pag-ibig at kaalaman, pagnanasa at ang kabutihan. At kung minsan, gusto ng pilosopo na gawing sa kanya na lamang ang pakikipagbunuan na ito. Gusto niyang pahirapan ang kanyang sarili. Sa isang, mas mababaw, na banda, sa pamamagitan kasi ng pagdurusa nakapagsusulat ang pilosopo ("My sorrow is my castle"). Kaya gusto niyang ulit-ulitin. Ngunit baka makatulong din itong unawain nang mas mabuti ang mga pangyayari, at sa huli, sa pag-asang mapatawad ang sarili.



O baka ako lang iyon. "From personal experience."



    

                                 

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