My feelings for you shame me into silence

From Henry Rollins, this gorgeous, painful meditation on what it is like to love slowly and in silence, without the relief of disclosure.

“My feelings for you shame me into silence. The truth of this and your name will never be revealed. It is you who has made me realize the failure of my life. The thought of you fills me with longing and at the same time, a burning humiliation that produces scar tissue and dead brain cells. Your existence mocks me and I am unable to confront this. You have no idea of any of this. None of this is your fault. It is completely with me. It is you who makes me see what I really am. I am weak and out of touch with myself.”

And to accompany this: The National’s Slow Show.

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