You can withdraw from the sufferings of the world — that possibility is open to you and accords with your nature — but perhaps that withdrawal is the only suffering you might be able to avoid.
If there is a transmigration of souls then I am not yet on the bottom rung. My life is a hesitation before birth.
The door could not be heard closing; they must have left it open as is usual in houses visited by great misfortune.
You can choose to be free , but it's last decision you'll ever make.
But when I want to draw close to someone, and fully commit myself, then my misery is assured. Then I am nothing, and what can I do with nothingness? I must admit that your letter this morning (by the afternoon it had changed) arrived at just the right moment; I was in need of those very words.
How lonely it is here, and how well it suits you.