Otherworldly Words: Abhorrence

abhorrence

 

What leads us to abhor something? I think our fears inform the things we hate and detest. And, I think some of the things we fear the most are the traits we abhor in ourselves.  No one likes to see himself in a dark reflection. We know all too well what Nietzsche so succinctly said: “When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”  What do you abhor? What lies in the abyss?

 

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