“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience.
It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance.
Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati.
It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves, 2000
At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth;
...Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne, 1907