“It’s the most important place in the world—nowhere. Everyone should spend time there. It’s scary, empty, and cold; it’s sad beyond all bearing; it’s where all human communication is lost, where all your sins, all your shortcomings, all lies and half-truths and double-dealings come out from the dusk and look you in the eye without disapproval, without empathy, but simply and factually, as is. Here we are. Here you are. And filled with revulsion, you read the story of your life. And you make decisions.”
Tatyana Tolstaya, “Nowhere

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