The Stream Of Life

by Clarice Lispector
Brazil
10 Dec 1920 // 9 Dec 1977
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I want to seize my is. And like a bird I sing hallelujah into the air. And my song belongs to no one. But no passion suffered in pain and love is not followed by an hallelujah.

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You don't understand music: you hear it. So hear me with your whole body.

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I just know that I don't want cheating. I refuse. I deepened myself but I don't believe in myself because my thought is invented.

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The darkness is my cultural broth. The enchanted darkness. I go on speaking to you, risking disconnection: Iím subterraneously unattainable because of what I know.

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I want the following word: splendor, splendor is fruit in all its succulence, fruit without sadness. I want vast distances. My savage intuition of myself.

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The Stream Of Life

Clarice Lispector

 

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