Disintegration is quite painless, I assure you.

Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal; that all things appear as they do only by virtue of the delicate individual physical and mental media through which we are made conscious of them; but the prosaic materialism of the majority condemns as madness the flashes of super-sight which penetrate the common veil of obvious empiricism.

H.P.; + Métal Hurlant - french sci-fi mag; + Germaine Krull - Série Métal 1927; + Aelita - constructivist sci-fi flick 1924; + Chris Marker - Sans Soleil 1983 + La Jetée 1962.

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