You don't look back along time but down through it, like water. Sometimes this comes to the surface, sometimes that, sometimes nothing. Nothing goes away.
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Things written down can cause a great deal of harm. All too often, people don't consider that.
He considers me also a little fragile because artistic. I need to be cared for, like a potted plant.
Don't misunderstand me. I am not scoffing at goodness, which is far more difficult to explain than evil, and far more complicated. But sometimes it's hard to put up with.
These things sneak up on him for no reason, these flashes of irrational happiness. It's probably a vitamin deficiency.
There's something to be said for hunger: at least it lets you know you're still alive.
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Art is made to disturb, science reassures.