Monday, 2 July 2018

You and I and All Modern Couples

Our whole day is boring and long.
Until evening, when we furtively meet.
A kiss, quick and headlong,
Is enough. To laugh at the world.
To go into the night, as if guilty.
As a bird that doesn’t live long, lightly.
Our long stride is not by marriage tied,
Or the innocent bliss of our first embrace.
But by an easy smile shining the night inside,
Our hands aren’t shaking due to old rings,
But for fear and longings.
Our sorrowful smile blesses the sin 
The stigma of lovers in the world entire.
Our whole day is long and boring,
And passes in silence dire.
Only in the eve, as a flower free, untied,
I wait for you. On a bench. 

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You are the pattern in the weaving of my existence. You are the secret code that unlocks all that is mine. You are the manner in which I dance, flying from cloud to cloud…You are the answer to all my questions, always unexpected, which raises me from one world to another.You are my sailing boat on the ocean of infinite tranquility and bliss. My most beautiful ark. Your soul has no limits, and it is in my eyes that You are endless…
And thus when I am not asking You anything then, in fact, I am asking You; And when I do not see You – I do indeed see you. And when You are silent You are speaking inside of me; and when you are asleep you are awake inside of me.....
You'll never be able to escape from your heart. So, it's better to listen to what it has to say. That way you'll never have to fear an unanticipated blow...

Anton Chekhov, Ivanov

Once I worked hard and thought a lot but I never got tired; now I do nothing and think of nothing, but I'm tired in body and spirit.With a heavy head, with a slothful spirit, exhausted, overstretched, broken, without faith, without love, without a goal, I roam like a shadow among men and I don't know who I am, why I'm alive, what I want. And I now think that love is nonsense, that embraces are cloying, that there's no sense in work, that song and passionate speeches are vulgar and outmoded. And everywhere I take with me depression, chill boredom, dissatisfaction, revulsion from life... I am destroyed, irretrievably!