Book Reflection: The Good Soldier

‘Society must go on, I suppose, and society can only exist if the normal, if the virtuous, and the slightly-deceitful flourish, and if the passionate, the headstrong, and the too-truthful are condemned to suicide and to madness.’* Dowell said, ‘This is the saddest story [he has] ever heard.’ and I agree. It is the saddest […]

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Book Reflection: The Outsider

‘But naturally, you can’t always be rational.’ -Albert Camus Many times it is better to do/be one thing rather than the other, but you will be judged against anyway if you do/be so when the society expects you to do/be the other way round. I was at a funeral yesterday and the thought above popped […]

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Jacob’s Room

In a sudden I feel grievous, looking up from page 44 of Jacob’s Room through the rain-strained window to the top of a leafless tree backgrounded by the cloudy sky of December the first. Fresh out of college with a mind full of ideology and ideas, with that body full of strength and energy, young men […]

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The Fall of THE Ivory Tower

It seems that he does not marry her because she is too smart. There should not have been such an unjustified phrase as ‘too smart’, for one surely cannot simply be ‘too smart’ without taking any conditions into comparison. But in this case it is not that she is ‘smarter’ than him. It is not […]

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Untitled #5

: Could you please stop coming to see me from this day on? : Why? – : Because I don’t like being used to something. Suggested soundtrack: Brittle with Sorrow by Dakota Suite

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Cigarette End

I breathed in that last burning breath and flicked its end onto the ground. I stamped upon it, but the fire was not extinguished. I stamped once again and pulled up my foot to see, it was still not extinguished. I miss you now, feeling that same fire burning inside my chest. I let you […]

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