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Marina Tsvetaeva

I’ve loved everything, I knew how to love everything except the other, the other who was alive. The other has always bothered me; it was a wall against which I broke, I didn’t know how to live with the living. Hence my feeling that I was not a woman but a soul.[…] You simply have loved me… I told you: there is a Soul. You said: there is a Life. — Marina Tsvetaeva, from a letter to Konstantin Rodzevich. Marina Tsvetaeva: The Double Beat of Heaven & Hell by Lily Feiler. (Duke University Press Books; y First printing edition, October 25, 1994)

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