I do not want to be a person / I want to be unbearable.
— Anne Carson, “Stanzas, Sexes, Seductions”, Decreation, p. 72
One can be a person and still be unbearable. All people are unbearable: unbearably ethereal, unbearably beautiful, unbearably Other.
I want to invite her and Kundera to dinner, and stay up all night talking to them.