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“We cannot know what time will do to us ... It advances stealthily ... never drawing attention to its surreptitious labours - Every morning, it turns up with its soothing, invariable face and tells us exactly the opposite of what is actually happening: that everything is fine and nothing has changed, that everything is just as it was yesterday " 

Javier Marías ,  Los enamoramientos

 

 

 

It is not denial

the refusal to believe what others know to be true 

 

It is not a delusion

embracing an idea that is terrible and false   

 

It is a much calmer illness

more common too

 

We pretend time affects everyone

but ourselves 

 

We wake up and say 

it is another morning; another boring day

 

The world changes around us hourly

as those around us come and go

 

Butterflies circle around us

countless orbits in constant motion

 

so odd to assume that we can stand in the middle

unchanged 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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