Quote: “the center of this world”

Here is how it was with many others, not just with me. Our initial, first prison sky consisted of black swirling storm clouds and black pillars of volcanic eruptions — this was the heaven of Pompeii, the heaven of the Day of Judgment, because it was not just anyone who had been arrested, but I — the center of this world.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (abridged), p. 301

3 thoughts on “Quote: “the center of this world”

  1. Em @ The Geeky Jock

    Oh, that’s quite the heavy quote to end the evening with.

    Completely unrelated: I’m half-way through reading “The Whisper on the Night Wind” (by Adam Shoalts) and am 99% certain you would love it. Highly, highly recommended.

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