"Caught in the fabric of the world, my body is a thing among things
I have the experience that I walk around with a shell of myself.
They don't believe me as long as I am still moving.
I move on without experiencing it.
This lost state is a darkness that swallows me.
Thus I never find any rest: neither during the day nor at night
All that remains is a shadow."
(Diary excerpt of Cotard patient)