Love one another, or die…

Part 5 of 5 in the series Relationships

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

From WH Auden’s poem “September 1, 1939”

As quoted in the wonderful movie “Tuesdays with Morrie” – to be watched by everyone who is afraid of death.

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