Caravaggio speaking to Hana in The English Patient

Caravaggio speaking to Hana in The English Patient

You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in someone else’s poison- thinking you can cure them by sharing it- you will instead store it within you.

– Michael Ondaatje

letting go of other people’s pain as my own.

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