Water- the ace of elements. Water dives from the clouds without parachute, wings or safety net. Water runs over the steepest precipice and blinks not a lash. Water is buried and rises again; water walks on fire and fire gets the blisters.
("Even Cowgirls Get the Blues")
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If this typewriter can't do it, then fuck it, it can't be done.
Time brought along its secretary, memory, and space brought its brat, loneliness.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
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Life is too small a container for certain individuals. Some of them, such as Alobar, huff and puff and try to expand the container. Others, such as Kudra, seek to pry the lid off and hop out.
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