Thus Spoke Zarathustra
the teaching of Eternal Return
Behold: all things recur eternally and we ourselves with them, and that we have already been here an eternity of times, and all things with us. There is a great year of becoming, a monster of a great year before us, which must like an hour-glass turn itself over anew, again and again, that it may run down and run out ever anew: such that all these years are the same, in the greatest and smallest respects — such that we ourselves are in each great year the same as ourselves, in the greatest and smallest...
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Zarathustra portrait painted by Setsuko Aihara