Charles Bukowski

"Don't be sad, son, maybe it's the ones you think you've lost, those you've gotten rid of." "You can not change anyone in this life and you should not change for anyone. What are you a necessary destination for someone else; What…

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Hoffmann's Undine Opera

From the valley of the mists came the wave, To seek happiness; The sea held its place, It cannot flow back again (Undine, p.23) Friedrich De La Motte Fouque,…