„A fine thing: suddenly to forget about one’s history, one’s past, to stop feeling that one’s present happiness is endangered by what one used to be.“

Fuente: Das Gewicht der Welt [The Weight of the World], p. 7

Última actualización 4 de Junio de 2020. Historia
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