The awareness of uselessness There’s nothing more bitter than the dawn of a day when nothing will happen. Nothing more bitter than pointlessness. […] The slowness of this hour is ruthless to those who no longer expect anything. Is there a point to the sun rising from the sea and for the long day to begin? Tomorrow, the warmish dawn will return with its silky light, it’ll be like yesterday and nothing will happen. The lonely man would like only to sleep. (Cesare Pavese, Lo steddazzu, 1935) A deserted beach. Footprints going towards the immense and indistinct sea. The...
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