Some Never Awaken

Anaïs Nin



You live like this, sheltered,
in a delicate world,
and you believe you
are living. Then you
read a book…
or you take a trip…
and you discover that you are
not living, that you
are hibernating. The symptoms
of hibernating are easily
detectable: first,restlessness.
The second symptom (when hibernating
becomes dangerous and might
degenerate into death):
absence of pleasure.

That is all. It appears like
an innocuous illness.
Monotony, boredom, death.

Millions live like this
(or die like this) without
knowing it. They work
in offices. They drive
a car. They picnic with
their families. They
raise children. And
then some shock treatment
takes place, a person,
a book, a song, and it
awakens them and saves
them from death.

Some never awaken.


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