An eternity of boredom?

"I was bored a lot during my lifetime. And my life has been very long already." Thus goes Swiss author Peter Bichsel, who is turning 70 next week (still below average life expectancy). You should know that the German word for boredom is Langeweile, which translates directly into long duration, so this gets another layer of double entendre.

But the funnest part of his truly credible, for otherwise quite boring interview (his voice is monotonous & he speaks rather languidly), was his explanation for not being convinced by the religious concept of life after death: "An eternity of boredom? I can do without that." Nice! One wonders what might be less boring - heaven or hell?

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