"My Lord, expand my breast for me: and ease my affair for me: and loose the knot from my tongue, that they may understand my word"
Tā Hā (26-28)
"I’m so eager to see you again, but I wouldn’t ask to see you.
Not because I’m proud. In fact, in front of you, I cede all my pride.
Yet only if you asked to see me, our meeting would be meaningful to me."
Simone de Beauvoir,
Lettres à Nelson Algren 1950