To Andrés Ortiz-Osés. Obituary

I remember you, Andrés, in the corridor of the University of Deusto, your smile like that of a young boy and ingenuity in your eyes, philosopher in walking sneakers, on the verge of saying an aphorism or a paradox.

May you rest in peace, tireless hermeneut of the invisible in the visible.


Disolution as a solution

– The indefinite problem of life is thus solved in its finitude (death): the final problem of our existence is finally solved in its end (cut wide open).

– The symbolic key of such a dissolving operation is love which dissolves in the mother earth: fructifying symbolically and really through its loving dissolution, as if it were an ambivalent offering or offertory to the god of love (the god-love).

– Death as immanence open to transcendence: a radical opening.

– Life is fortunate to live and unfortunate to die: death is unfortunate to die and is fortunate not to die any more, thus, to live beyond.

– Life solves the transcendence of birth every day immanently: and death solves the immanence of dying in the transcendence of beyond or of right here.

– Gods and messiahs, prophets and saints have falsified transcendence as an external beyond: but transcendence is the right here of the internal immanence, the invisible of the visible (intra-transcendence).

– We are not yet resting, but we will rest: we are still in a temporary war, but we will reach eternal peace.

– The radical or ontological question is why there is something: and the human or anthropological question is why there is someone.

– Oh my God, I was happy in this world: may another one be now happy.

– The bright defeat of all our lives (B. Méndez about M. Robinson).

– One day I will rest completely: dragged and rigid but not abject.

– I am a post-nietzschean tightrope walker, escaped from academia: and oscillating between the opposites.

(Andrés Ortiz-Osés in on April 21st, 2021)
Translated by Mertxe de Renobales Scheifler