My misery was too deep to speak any more. I scanned the page; I was having trouble breathing, as tho

My misery was too deep to speak any more. I …

My misery was too deep to speak any more. I scanned the page; I was having trouble breathing, as though the oxygen were leaving the room. Amid its devastation my mind flashed from thought to thought, despairingly in search of something left which it could rely on. Not rely on absolutely, that was obliterated as a possibility, just rely on a little,some solace, something surviving in the ruin.

John Knowles