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Q:I was reading your anthology Love and Space Dust and came across a line that intrigued me. "I had seemed a stream, but you found in me a sea." I believed that to mean that the subject had brought out a lot of emotions in the speaker, but something about that seems off to me. Could you please explain what is meant? Thanks!
Hello :) That line does mean what you thought - the idea is that everyone has an untapped sea of feeling inside them, but often in life it only materialises in small doses, in slight streams that, because we are unaware of the sea, seem powerful. It is only when we encounter someone important that the sea of emotion, the full spectrum of human feeling is uncovered and then we are aware of it - its almost like certain moments can reinvent a person and reassess how you see yourself, the feeling you are capable of. That was pretty much my inspiration for that line - along with the fear that it could be possible to go through life thinking just of the stream and never being aware of the sea.
If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
I exist too much, I feel too much, think too much. Reality is crushing the life out of me.