‘The youth’ mentioned here is Jesus, not yet aware of or ready for his destiny, though it pursues him through dreams and rude awakenings.

May your street, your sleep, and even your life, be free of untimely awakenings.

‘The youth, still standing, kept his face averted from the other and looked outside through the open door at the narrow untimely-awakened street.’


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 21

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