The smell of her hair,
the taste of her mouth,
the feeling of her skin
seemed to have got inside him,
or into the air all round him.
She had become a physical necessity.”

George Orwell

1984: An Excerpt

It struck him that in moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one’s own body… On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even…

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