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Shadows Pawing at the Light“But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope”
-From “Middlemarch” by George Eliot

Guttoral Sunset“When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places only they would know”
-From the song, “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel

The Pluvial Taste of Moss and the Cold Kiss of Stone“Even death has a heart.”
-Markus Zusak, “The Book Thief”

Pressing Against the Gloom“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”
-Carl Sagan
Ivory Light“The old ones called it ‘the hour of the wolf’. It is the hour when the most people die, and the most are born. At this time, nightmares come to us. And when we awake, we are afraid.”
-Ingmar Bergman, film “The Hour of the Wolf” (“Vargtimmen”)

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