instead of these drugs of despair crippling and weakening my thoughts, instead of forgetting, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, thoughts of her, her limbs, her face, materialized ever stronger before me.

Sadegh Hedayat, trans Naveed Noori, The Blind Owl [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Hedayat Noori The Blind Owl instead drugs despair crippling weakening thoughts forgetting day hour minute her limbs face materialized stronger before me