Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany in August, 2013.


The Sorrow of Young Werther

Oftentimes I say to myself, “Thou alone art wretched: all other mortals are happy, —none are distressed like thee!” Then I read a passage in an ancient poet, and I seem to understand my own heart. I have so much to endure! Have men before me ever been so wretched?

from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The Sorrows of Young Werther” (Translated by Thomas Carlyle and R.D. Boylan)

Frankfurt, Germany in August, 2013.