The words are from the Romania-born thinker who says that birth is misfortune more than death and people rush around in the east to the west in order to become what they were before the time when they were born. These words can also be read as invitation to come down from endless questions about the meaning of existence and grope to what supports our life in a different dimension from meaning. Fro "Anathemas And Admirations" (translated by Yoko Deguchi)
"December 8 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"