Once, certain attentions were considered advancement, conditioned as we were to equate the sense of nascent excitement with progress, and to make of this a god, and we did not recognize the beginning of a fall, into an agony long as life. Neither anguish nor inertia could resist its pressure.
Only by taking absence back from silence can anyone be protected.
Here, a voice. It says, Come, says Now.
You are not condemned. Rise. It is time for another birth. You can scratch a way into life again, from memories still unlearned.