"Mariam is never very far, she is here, in these walls they've repainted, in the trees they've planted, in the blankets that keep the children warm, in these pillows and books and pencils. She is in the children's laughter. She is in the verses Aziza recites and in the prayers she mutters when she bows westward. But, mostly, Miriam is in Laila's own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns."
When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me lay To keep me happy all the day.Robert Louis Stevenson
Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles: infected minds To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.william shakespeare
But for you, it shall be forever Spring, And only you shall be forever fearless, And only you shall have white, straight, tireless limbs, And only you, where the water lily swims, Shall walk along pathways, thro' the willows Of your West. You who went West, And only you on silvery twilight pillows Shall take your rest In the soft, sweet glooms Of twilight rooms.
Take away those pillows. I shall need them no more.
I have to set my pillows one more night, when will this end already?