Jean Rhys – Voyage in the Dark

“That was when it was sad, when you lay awake at night and remembered things. That was when it was sad, when you stood by the end of the bed and undressed, thinking ‘When he kisses me, shivers run up my back. I am hopeless, resigned, utterly happy. Is that me? I am bad, not good any longer, bad. That has no meaning, absolutely none. Just words. But something about the darkness of the streets has meaning.'”

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