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Kierkegaard

by Cathy Lennon


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Cathy Lennon is a writer and researcher based in the north west of England. She has had creative fiction published in various online and printed magazines and anthologies. She sometimes wishes she didn’t find quite so many things as interesting as she does. She is on twitter @clenpen

What can you tell us about how this triptych came into being

    I found the triptych format fresh and creatively appealing. I had been thinking about the Kierkegaard quote and how it relates to the writing process as well as to life. I thought that if anything could only be understood backwards, then death, the ultimate unknown, would be it. I am interested in science and spirituality, especially the historic developments and conflicts between the two, and this piece is essentially a riff on what would happen after death if the animating spark did not do what we believed or imagined it might but instead remained within the decaying body. Morbid, I know, but we’re all going there—so one day we’ll find out. Or not.
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