There is this quote from Ayn Rand’s book that has always stayed with me. Maybe it was the moment in time that I was reading the book or what thoughts were on my mind…
This is from Irina, a girl who is sentenced to imprisonment in Siberia and knows that she will never return.
“There is something I would like to understand. And I don’t think anyone can explain it …..There’s your life. You begin it, feeling that it’s something so precious and rare, so beautiful that it’s like a sacred treasure. Now it’s over, and it doesn’t make any difference to anyone, and it isn’t that they are indifferent, it’s just that they don’t know, they don’t know what it means, that treasure of mine, and there’s something about it that they should understand. I don’t understand it myself, but there’s something that should be understood by all of us. Only what is it? What?”
― Ayn Rand, We the Living