“Demand it courageously.”

“Make some room for yourself, human animal. Even a dog jostles about on his master’s lap to improve his position. And when he needs space he runs forward, without paying attention to commands or calls. If you didn’t manage to receive freedom as a gift, demand it as courageously as bread and meat.

Make some room for yourself, human pride and dignity.

The Czech writer Hratal said: I have as much freedom as I take.”


Julia Hartwig (1921-   ) from In Praise of the Unfinished,

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