"I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel — everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire."
#i await the devil's coming
#sense and nonsense
I often wonder what it must be like to be a bona fide grown-up. Responsible, organised, and confident that the mantle of adulthood is a proper fit. My life is still all fits and starts; a giddy, capricious loop of play and counterplay between sense and nonsense.
"Spring is a happiness so beautiful, so unique, so unexpected, that I don’t know what to do with my heart. I dare not take it, I dare not leave it – what do you advise?"
Emily Dickinson, from a letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, late April 1873 (via litverve