PRIMO LEVI _ VILMY
"And you...have you tried it?" I asked Paul, involuntarily lowering my voice.
Paul did not answer directly:
"They are incredible animals," he murmured. You see it; They are affectionate, or appear to be. In short: do not try it, do not be tempted. It is a mistake, a mistake that pays dearly.
I don't feel tempted, not so much. Why did you do it?
-Because... No, there is no reason: out of desire for novelty, out of curiosity, out of boredom, out of,...well...at a time when Virginia and I were not in agreement on a matter and she had reason but I didn't want to give it to him and I wanted to show him my spite. Maybe he just wanted to make her jealous. Anyway I tried it. This is a fact and the facts are not changed. It was two years ago and I became another.
-Is it that strong? Is just once enough?
- No, but it's a chain. You drink once and you're already in chains. You become tense, restless, feverish and you know that you will only find peace with the presence of... that animal, of the source. Only in it can you quench your thirst. And she, they, are diabolic; they are corrupt and skilled at corrupting. They understand few things, but they understand this one well: how she seduces a human being. They read the desire in your eyes or I don't know where and they circle around you, they rub against you, and the poison is there, all day and all night; they constantly offer it to you. at home, free. You just have to stretch out your hands and lips. You have them, you drink, the circle closes and you are already trapped for all the years you have left, which cannot be many.