I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them
You must try,
the voice said, to become colder.
I understood at once.
It’s like the bodies of gods: cast in bronze,
braced in stone. Only something heartless
could bear the full weight.
One day I will find the right words and they will be simple.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
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