Madeline Miller

Circe

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    But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.
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    I thought: I cannot bear this world a moment longer.

    Then, child, make another.
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    Wherever you are, I hope you are finding your satisfaction.
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    He believed the world’s natural order was to please him.
    ‘Who is that?’ my father said to Oceanos.
    Oceanos had many golden-eyed grandchildren from my father already, and was glad to think of more. ‘My daughter Perse. She is yours if you want her.’
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    have a better idea. I will do as I please, and when you count your children, leave me out.’
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    Only the air, eating
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    You threw me to the crows, but it turns out I prefer them to
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    felt a sickening unease that it went back further still, back to the first breath I ever drew.
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    ‘You are mistaken.’
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    Glaucos the God
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    Your truest self, I told him. Let it be.
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    knew that answer too.
    A power greater than their own.
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    What could make a god afraid? I
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    It is breath and life and spirit, the words we speak.’
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    Like a column of water that pours ceaselessly over itself, and is clear down to its rocks.
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    so great sometimes I could not speak.
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    that the blade would not cut at all.
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    I found that I was not afraid of the pain that would come.
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    They are each different. The only thing they share is death.
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    Bold action and bold manner are not the same.
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