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Oh life, where is they sting?

(with regards to W. Somerset 
Maugham and Charles Bowden)
Oh life, where is they sting?

(with regards to W. Somerset
Maugham and Charles Bowden)
sgraffito with acrylic on panel
18 x 24 inches
2014

His insignificance was turned to power, and he felt himself suddenly equal with the cruel fate which had seemed to persecute him; for, if life was meaningless, the world was robbed of its cruelty. What he did or left undone did not matter. Failure was unimportant and success amounted to nothing. He was the most inconsiderate creature in that swarming mass of mankind which for a brief space occupied the surface of the earth; and he was almighty because he had wrenched from chaos the secret of its nothingness.

"Oh life, where is thy sting?"

Of Human Bondage, W. Somerset Maugham