metaphorformetaphor: “Possession is one of the many illusions of our existence, because human…

metaphorformetaphor:

“Possession is one of the many illusions of our existence, because human beings are born and will die empty handed.Everything we think we have, life lends us for only a short time. […] The sun is yours, from up there, high above. The sea is yours. Night. The stars. Every being is born alone, on their day, at their time, and comes into the world empty handed. I think about what I have. Nothing, absolutely nothing. My love isn’t reciprocated. I feel pain and yearning […] To have is ephemeral, the never-ending illusion of possessing the intangible.”

Paulina Chiziane, from The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy (Archipelago, 2016)

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