Tuesday, May 17, 2011

That Gaping Chasm — on forsaking applause

And as I stood, small and lost, in the centre of the big stage, the gaping, empty chasm of the auditorium stretching out threateningly before me, I was suddenly hit by the realisation that some people base their entire lives on applause from that gaping chasm. — Etty Hillesum

But read also Alexander Granach.

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