Robert Penn Warren

“He thought of night coming on. He thought of the loneliness of tonight, this first night in the ground. This, he thought, was the moment when the dead must first feel truly alone. This was the moment when the dead, in loneliness, feel the first stirrings of the long penance of decay. This was the moment when the dead realize the truth: This is it, it will never be different.
To be dead, he thought, that was to know that nothing would ever be different.”


Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness: A Tale Of The Civil War
tags: death, loneliness
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Wilderness: A Tale Of The Civil War Wilderness: A Tale Of The Civil War by Robert Penn Warren
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