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message 1: by Heather (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:50AM) (new)

Heather (miss_lord) | 12 comments From Pale Fire:
"There was a time in my demented youth
When somehow I suspected that the truth
About survival after death was known
To every human being: I alone
Knew nothing, and a great conspiracy
Of books and people hid the truth from me.

There was the day when I began to doubt
Man's sanity: How could he live without
Knowing for sure what dawn, what death, what doom
Awaited consciousness beyond the tomb?

And finally there was the sleepless night
When I decided to explore and fight
The foul, the inadmissible abyss,
Devoting all my twisted life to this
One task. Today I'm sixty-one. Waxwings
Are berry-pecking. A cicada sings."


message 2: by Lavina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:51AM) (new)

Lavina (lavina_l) "A cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness." --from Speak, Memory


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