I Would Rather Be Ashes than Dust

I Would Rather be Ashes than Dust -

Print from original collage with green and mauve background

and natural elements

I would rather be ashes than dust.

I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze

than it should be stifled by dry-rot.

I would rather be a superb meteor,

every atom of me in magnificent glow,

than a sleepy and permanent planet.

The function of man is to live,

not to exist.

I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.

I shall use my time

- Jack London