You said, "I will go to another land, I will go to another sea. Another city shall be found better than this. Each one of my endeavors is condemned by fate; my heart lies buried like a corpse. How long in this disintegration can the mind remain. Wherever I turn my eyes, wherever I gaze, I see here only the black ruins of my life where I have spent so many years, and ruined and wrecked myself."
New places you shall never find, you'll not find other seas. The city still shall follow you. You'll wander still in the same streets, you'll roam in the same neighborhoods, in these same houses you'll turn gray. You'll always arrive at this same city. Don't hope for somewhere else; no ship for you exists, no road exists. Just as you've ruined your life here, in this small corner of earth, you've wrecked it now the whole world through.
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