Sometimes, Ms. Lane,” he said, “one must break with one’s past to embrace one’s future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.
She fell into a dream state, in which she became another person, and the whole world seemed changed.
All suppressed truths become poisonous.
I want to fall to sleep with you,
and I could care less
whether it is in
layers upon layers
or only our skin-
all I really want is to wake up
where I end and you begin.
Like most intelligent people, she was something of an egoist, to the extent, that is, of attaching great importance to what she felt, and she was by nature enough of a moralist to like to make certain, from time to time, that her feelings were creditable to her.
It’s life that matters, nothing but life- the process of discovering- the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself at all.