by phil on Friday Aug 6, 2004 6:51 PM
"What I aspire to is ethical ecstasy," he said. "Ex stasis: standing out of myself, where I'd lose my punishing ego. It's tremendously burdensome to me." Once achieved, "the significant locus would be the sphere of the others."August 2nd, New Yorker (Read original article here)
It's a profile on Zell Kravinsky, who gave away millions of dollars and eventually even one of his kidneys to anonymous recipients.
The whole story is interesting, but this nice incisive draw into the etymology of "ecstasy" was inspiring--I read it and said to myself, "I have to blog this."