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  • Nabokov: "...our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness."
    If we could only keep this in mind, we'd treat our lives and the lives of others with an exhilarated sense of celebration that we were all somehow invitied to this little party, this little hysterical party going on right now, only now. Suffering is merely the gratuity we leave for our wonderful hostess.
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