206 The Self-Defeating Fantasy sculptor replied, “in a thousand years’ time, whether these are their features or not?” [24, pg. 399]. Indeed. On the day jazz great Duke Ellington died, John Chancellor began his nightly television newscast by saying that “Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington died this morning of cancer of the lungs and pneumonia. Later in the program we’ll hear him play for us” (pg. 76). [25] Idealized in stone or vinyl, the great achieve immortality not in themselves but only in their leavings, an immortality that supplants, and hence defeats, the self. St. Paul promises us that here on Earth we see through a glass, darkly; but then [after Judgment Day] face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as I am known (1 Cor 13:12). This notion of ideal knowledge in eternity is not limited to the Western world. The voice in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, pleads: Lead me from the unreal to the real! / Lead me from darkness to light! / Lead me from death to immortality! (Bartlett 56:20) [3] But who is this me? Who is this I? When Moses asks on Mt.Sinai to see God face to face, God, who favors Moses, withholds this favor “for there shall no man see me, and live” (Gn 34:20). St. Paul understood this, too. Speaking of the resurrection after Judgment Day, he says Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorrup- tion, and this mortal must put on immortality (1 Cor 15:51–53).