"The heaviest of burdens crushes us … pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body. The heaviest of burdens is … an image of life's most intense fulfillment... Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth… and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?"
Air, Hans, Shins