This is for me one of the most beautiful passages in Bakker’s “The Darkness that Comes Before”.
It is so accurate, and resonates on many levels. That last line seals it:
“Some say men continually war against circumstances, but I say they perpetually flee. What are the works of men if not a momentary respite, a hiding place soon to be discovered by catastrophe? Life is endless flight before the hunter we call the world.”