James Salter, Bangkok

I’ll tell you something funny, Hollis said, something I heard. They say that everything in the universe, the planets, all the galaxies, everything—the entire universe—came originally from something the size of a grain of rice that exploded and formed what we have now, the sun, stars, earth, seas, everything there is, including what I felt for you.

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Charles Baudelaire

The cry of our feelings is always absurd; but it is sublime,because it is absurd.

Le cri du sentiment est toujours absurde ; mais il est sublime,parce qu’il est absurde.