"My room is so quiet and empty it hurts."
"Sorrow seems sent for our instruction, as we darken the cages of birds when we teach them to sing "-Jean Paul
"I'm living under water. Everything seems slow and far away. I know there's a world up there, a sunlit quick world where time runs like dry sand through an hourglass, but down here, where I am, air and sound and time and feeling are thick and dense."