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It consumes matter, sucks it in, and crushes it beyond existence. When I first heard that, I thought that’s evil in its most pure.

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"There was earth inside them, and they dug."

- Paul Celan (via likeafieldmouse)


Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.

Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met.

"Please do not mourn me, I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures." This was the beginning of many letters. When he and the little girl met he read her from these carefully composed letters the imagined adventures of the beloved doll. The little girl was comforted.

When the meetings came to an end Kafka presented her with a doll. She obviously looked different from the original doll. An attached letter explained: “my travels have changed me… “

Many years later, the now grown girl found a letter stuffed into an unnoticed crevice in the cherished replacement doll. In summary it said: “every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.”



May Benatar, Kafka and the Doll: The Pervasiveness of Loss

For me there are two wise lessons in this story: Grief and loss are ubiquitous even for a young child. And the way toward healing is to look for how love comes back in another form. - May Benatar

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"They have photographed the brain
and here is the picture, it is full of
branches as I always suspected,

each time you arrive the electricity
of seeing you is a huge
tree lumbering through my skull, the
roots waving."

- Margaret Atwood, “I was reading a scientific article,” from The Animals in that Country (via folkmessiah)

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"I think we were meditating a lot on this idea of all the ways in which your life could go, and that everyday you’re making decisions – I mean not just the big ones which are obvious but like the little ones you make every day where you’re leaving versions of yourself behind that you’ll never be and you’re becoming more and more the thing that you are. And I think we’re all haunted by what we could have been like if we had followed that person we fell in love with who got off the train, turned left instead of right, taken the crazy job offer – so I think this film was a meditation on that."

- Brit Marling about the film Another Earth (via aberrant-chemical)

Another Earth - Hello?

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