Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton.
248"It was not a condition I wanted to share with people for I was quite sure they did not even have the slightest potential of understanding where I was coming from or what exactly I had been feeling. They tried to merely rephrase what they thought they had heard and therefore I’d always end up feeling even more alone than before opening up to them. No words can cover soul emptiness and sometimes all you wish for is not a human approach only for the sake of “approaching” and verbalizing what people think you are trying to get across. Sometimes human warmth and intimacy is all about sitting in the most random bench of the city and genuinely listening to the other person. You do not need to offer a solution, you do not need to use other words to say the same thing, you do not even need to make the other person feel better. You need to only listen." - Diane Arbus