I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self
and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time,
only time can help
and a certain difficult repentance . . .
— D. H. Lawrence, “Healing.” The Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence.
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