----- Original Message -----
From: Chokh Raj
I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different; this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death.
(Journey of the Magi)
Now that should make an interesting subject for discussion,
specially vis-a-vis Part V of TWL where it's not so obvious.
Esp. if one sees one's self as a fool for Christ.