Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
John Keats, Letters of John Keats
The Edge of Madness
The solid clunk of a door closing left Dari alone with her thoughts. The drug of enlivened sensuality faded leaving her shoulders and legs feeling numb and heavy. What just happened? She asked herself. What did I expect from this? Familiar loneliness crept over Dari. She tried her best to ignore it.
Marius had been her secret lover since she was 25 years old and in these ten years hence, he had nurtured her heart in so many ways. She knew he was the only man she could love and yet, Ras had drawn out of her a sense of carnal excitement. Deep in her mind, the latent memories of lives past began…
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