by Alma Mahler (1879 - 1964)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Today I realized something very strange
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Today I realized something very strange. – I am not 
happy – and not unhappy. It came to me suddenly 
that I am living what only appears to be a life. I 
hold so much inside of me, I am not free – I 
suffer – but I don’t know why or what for. My ship 
is in the harbor, but it has sprung a leak.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-09
Line count: 6
Word count: 66