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half-discovered wings

Renaissance Girl
5 February 1984
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Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

- Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"

Can vei la lauzeta mover
de joi sas alas contra.l rai,
que s'oblid' e.s laissa chazer
per la doussor c'al cor li vai,
ai! tan grans enveya m'en ve
de cui qu'eu veya jauzion,
meravilhas ai, car desse
lo cor de desirer no.m fon.

(When I see the lark joyfully moving its wings against the sun's rays, and falling because of the sweetness that enters its heart, ah! a great envy comes upon me of all those who I see happy. I am astonished that my heart does not melt with desire.)

- Bernard de Ventadorn

Student, classical musician and literature geek, with an incongruous love for rap. Sarcastic and pretentious, but can usually be defanged by a particularly fetching stuffed animal.
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