Delectable Dee
 

"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book... or you take a trip... and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might generate into death): absence of pleasure.

That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children.

And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.

Some never awaken."

- Anais Nin

 


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08/17/2008 23:06

OMG. this is so...enlightening. something that can jolt you back to reality. i love it.

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08/25/2008 04:46

that Nin being mouths the most heart-wrenching lines. so tangible, we can almost taste it.

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