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2008-04-26 - 1:34 p.m.

create a stream and it flows forever

"surely not every animal and plant could be sad and wretched; this was a dream or pretense of theirs, or some temporary disfigurement they were suffering from. otherwise one would have to assume that true enthusiasm lies only in the human heart—and such an assumption is worthless and empty, since the blackthorn is imbued with a scent, and the eyes of a tortoise with a thoughtfulness, that signify the great inner worth of their existence, a dignity complete in itself and needing no supplement from the soul of a human being. they might require a helping hand, but they had no need whatsoever for superiority, condescension or pity." - andrey platonov


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