The Bell jar

Consumed by words

“God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of “parties” with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship – but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”

This lady never failed to stirr up the emotions inside me, she is the only one who truly understood what it is to breathe inspite of being so hurt. If you haven’t guessed her name yet, Sylvia Plath is the lady I’m talking about. The first poem I read of her was…

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