Existence is a Means to Reach Absence (3/15/2020) Posted on March 15, 2020March 14, 2020 by Millicent Fate is a Means to Reach Absence (3/15/2020) Fate is not a slave to our opinions, our thinking, our petty desires. Existence is a means to reach Absence. Our nanny is behind the curtain. In fact, we are not here. What you see is merely our shadow. Rubailer (2016), Page 130, Rubai #3.