Silvia Plath explains what it's like to experience the overwhelming possibilities & opportunities in life, only to feel stuck & unable to choose which direction to take in life. The MORAL= Never be afraid to go after what you want. You can ALWAYS change your mind or start over, but avoiding making a decision will leave you watching all of life's opportunities wither away before your eyes...
Sylvia Plath ~ unrequited love: everything I could never say she spilled out in words I couldn't even fathom due to incoherent emotional babbling in my head. But it totally makes sense right at this moment.
This explains why I write. I can give characters things and experiences I will probably never have but I can live through them and that makes me happy with the life I have and not be disappointed or discontented in how God has blessed me.
Sylvia Plath Reads Lady Lazarus I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it— A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?—
“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was...a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor...as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar