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artillie in lovesexromance

So similar, so faint

Before Eliot, Philip had lived so long without physical love that he believed it to be the only thing in the world he needed. He had fluctuated from one extreme to another, and this, he believed, put him in a very different position from that of his mother, who had as far as Philip could see dwelled for years in that middle ground between emptiness and fulfillment, a realm where contentment and despair coexist as dual sensations so similar, so faint, that they become impossible to distinguish, like the hiss of the radiator and the hum of the refrigerator.

David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes

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Contentment and despair, that's strong stuff.
The whole book is strong stuff. *shrug* Hi, by the way. I followed the pimp on literaryquotes
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