Letters to Milena – Franz Kafka

   “In a way, you are poetry material; You are full of cloudy subtleties I am willing to spend a lifetime figuring out. Words burst in your essence and you carry their dust in the pores of your ethereal individuality.”   Letters to Milena, Franz Kafka.           Related articles A Love Letter from Kafka Extract From Kafka’s “Letters to Milena” Franz Kafka: 10 quotes for his birthday

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Unique Expression

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and (will) be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe…

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“Glass” by Takako U. Lento

They were dancing as if swimming among the rocks. We stood by the wall, drinking beer out of the green-labeled can. We talked about shadow plays, operas and how your friend’s father witnessed Caruso break a goblet by his forceful voice. I laughed, wishing I could break the thin but inevitable glass between me and your world.   Takako U. Lento  

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