A change of environment is the traditional fallacy upon which doomed loves, and lungs, rely.
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We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo.
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.
Here lies the sense of literary creation to portray ordinary objects as they will be reflected in kindly mirrors of future times. . . . To find in objects around us the fragrant tenderness that only posterity will discern . . .
Caress the detail, the divine detail.
We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.
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