“I can still feel warm and happy and harshly grateful when I look at you inside me…Well, all words seem silly. You seem so near, so near, let me come near to you, too. And let me, as in the past times, let me be in my own heart forever.


Your Own Simone”


Simone de Beauvoir to Nelson Algren






Harsh, unpleasantly rough

Jarring to the senses, the word

JAR is harsh, an


Harsh, cruel or severe


Cruel, severe gratitude

When I look at you inside me

When I SEE you

Inside me

Come closer


Near, close, intimate

You are far from me,

But I am near to you

Let me be near to you


Let me be near to me,

Let me look at me,

Gratitudine Dolce