Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The hopeless emptiness

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Now you’ve said it. The hopeless emptiness. Hell, plenty of people are on to the emptiness part; out where I used to work, on the Coast, that’s all we ever talked about. We’d sit around talking about emptiness all night. Nobody ever said ‘hopeless,’ though; that’s where we’d chicken out. Because maybe it does take a certain amount of guts to see the emptiness, but it takes a whole hell of a lot more to see the hopelessness. And I guess when you do see the hopelessness, that’s when there’s nothing to do but take off. If you can.

~ Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road, 1961

4 comments:

Loree said...

Indeed. I agree. It does take guts to see and admit hopelessness.

Arti said...

Its a sad state when you feel hopeless. Emptiness is still ok!!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Angeli :)

Arti said...

Its a sad state when you feel hopeless. Emptiness is still ok!!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Angeli :)

riky and nina said...

There's a certain hopelessnes in everything... identfying it and dealing with it makes the difference.

 
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