To be shocked at how deeply rejection hurts is to ignore what acceptance involves. We must never allow our suffering to be compounded by suggestions that there is something odd in suffering so deeply. There would be something amiss if we didn’t.
—Arthur Schopenhauer (via substantia-nigra)
I write only of interior landscapes, and the majority of people don’t see those: they see almost nothing that is “inside.” Because they always think that if something is internal, it’s obscure, and therefore they don’t see anything…
-Thomas Bernhard, (Interview, 1981) (via weltinnenraum)
Edith Tudor-Hart, Untitled (In Total Darkness, London), c. 1935