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“You are the only person I'd like to say goodbye to when I die, because only then will this thing I call my life make any sense. And if I should hear that you died, my life as I know it, the me who is speaking with you now, will cease to exist. Sometimes I have this awful picture of waking up in our house and looking out to the sea, hearing the news from the waves themselves, 'He died last night.' We missed out on so much. It was a coma. Tomorrow I go back to my coma, and you to yours.

Maybe every other sorrow I had known in life suddenly decided to converge on this very one. I had to fight it off...”
André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name

Maggie Nelson
“Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping—its intensity, its frequency. She says that she thinks we sometimes weep in front of a mirror not to inflame self-pity, but because we want to feel witnessed in our despair. (Can a reflection be a witness?)”
Maggie Nelson, Bluets

William Carlos Williams
“Imagination is not to avoid reality, nor is it description nor an evocation of objects or situations, it is to say that poetry does not tamper with the world but moves it — It affirms reality most powerfully and therefore, since reality needs no personal support but exists free from human action, as proven by science in the indestructibility of matter and of force, it creates a new object, a play, a dance which is not a mirror up to nature but —As birds’ wings beat the solid air without which none could fly so words freed by the imagination affirm reality by their flight”
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Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Lucy Grealy
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