1. apoetreflects:

“Walking on these streets, until the night falls, my life feels to me like the life they have.  By day they’re full of meaningless activity; by night they’re full of a meaningless lack of it.  By day I am nothing, and by night I am I.  There is no difference between men and these streets, save they being streets and I a soul, which perhaps is irrelevant when we consider the essence of things.  There is an equal, abstract destiny for men and for things; both have an equally indifferent designation in the algebra of the world’s mystery.”
—Fernando Pessoa, from chapter 3 of The Book of Disquiet, edited and translated by Richard Zenith (Penguin Modern Classics, 2002)

    apoetreflects:

    “Walking on these streets, until the night falls, my life feels to me like the life they have.  By day they’re full of meaningless activity; by night they’re full of a meaningless lack of it.  By day I am nothing, and by night I am I.  There is no difference between men and these streets, save they being streets and I a soul, which perhaps is irrelevant when we consider the essence of things.  There is an equal, abstract destiny for men and for things; both have an equally indifferent designation in the algebra of the world’s mystery.”

    —Fernando Pessoa, from chapter 3 of The Book of Disquiet, edited and translated by Richard Zenith (Penguin Modern Classics, 2002)

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