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  • My first reaction, dear Boy, was 'I haven't the faintest idea'.


    I'd just read Connie Assadi's 'Cowbird Stowaways' and, you know, the e.e.cummings' lines she quoted kept on coming to mind.

    Really rather insistently.

    In fact, right now, they're floating round in my 'wet ware'. I learnt that yesterday [weird smiling emoticon].

    Here they are:-

    'here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
    higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
    i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) '


    To get to the point.

    In answer to your question, what do you say to 'the deepest secret'?

    Image: it has got absolutely nothing to do with anything, except as illustration of the kind of typecasting I've had to put up with all my life
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