Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
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When I am not desperate, I am worthless.
Searching for what I need, and I don't even know precisely what that is, I was going from a man to a man, and I saw that all of them together have less than me who has nothing, and that I left to each of them a bit of that what I don't have and I've been searching for.
One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.
Sadness is also a kind of defence.
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I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: 'A long time ago, in the future.' Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future.
The hardest hit, as everywhere, are those who have no choice.
I live not too far from it in New York City.