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  • Symbolism of a Journey

    Daniel Bragg Symbolism of a Journey Eng125: Introduction to Literature (ABG1222A) Professor Olabisi Adenekan 7-1-12 When it comes to reading poems and short stories, it seems that you can always find something more, the deeper you dive in to the respective works. The authors I am about to discuss were able to bring in readers with the use of imagery, tone, symbolism, and everyday understanding, among other things throughout their works. Without imagination however, I don’t believe it would

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  • The Hero’s Journey

    The Pursuit of Happyness & the Hero’s Journey There is no denying the fact that the hero is popular topic which is much talked about not by movies, but also by the real society. It is generally thought that we always discuss about heroes all time but no one seems to have same opinion on what makes a hero. Many definitions of a hero is someone have superpower, strength, courage and brave. But who could considered example of heroes? Everyone has their opinion to define a hero so I also have

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  • The Journey

    The Journey The short story ”A Journey” was written by the Irish writer, Colm Tóibín and was published in 2006. By analyzing examples from this text, this essay will first and include a characterization of the narrator Marry; secondly Marry’s relationship towards her son David and their relation to Mrs. Redmond. Thirdly comment on the title of the short story, and finally, a discussion of Andrew Sean Greer’s text “The story of a Marriage” and Paul Mathey’s oil painting will follow. The

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  • The Symbolism of the Journey

    The Symbolism of the Journey ENG 125 Introduction to Literature According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The journey is a central focus of Robert Frost’s “The Path Not Taken” and Jean Rhys’s “I Used to Live Here Once,” although the destination is also an important part of the latter. While both stories have similar themes, they have different points of view; both show that life can change during the journey. In addition, both stories illustrate that things

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  • Symbolizing the Journey

    Symbolizing the Journey Introduction Visualize if you can a small child. She is about five years old with bouncy blonde curls that lie upon her tiny shoulders. She is kneeling over a small creature on what seems to be a deserted road. As she begins to weep uncontrollably until her little body is shaking as if she were standing on a fault line during an earthquake. If you look over her tiny shoulder a small white dog lies upon a gravel road. The dog’s eyes seem to be squinting yet all of the

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  • Journey of Ibm

    The Journey of (IBM) International Business Machines Executive summary: The current Proposal intended to describe what IBM has faced in its journey and how it overcame those problems, which it was unprepared in the first place. To discuss the Success Story of IBM (International Business Machines) and journey through some easy and some tough winters. The focus will be on the problems

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  • Journeys End

    Journeys End Critics …… English literature Frank Scheck - Reuters “Arriving on Broadway years after its triumphant West End production, this revival of the little-seen (at least in America) "Journey's End" demonstrates that this 1929 World War I play by R.C. Sherriff, rather than being a museum piece, has lost none of its power or immediacy…” “Running nearly three hours, the play doesn't contain much in the way of incidents, instead stressing the constant fear and stress permeating the soldiers'

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  • Journey

    asked him again if he is not making it up, but he said he already purchased tickets online and made plans. On 10th May we departed Maryland and headed towards our first destination, The Big Island of Hawaii. As soon as we reached there after a long journey, I was stunned by the beautiful scenic views that I only saw in pictures. I was totally lost in the scenic views that I forgot to blink my eyes We stayed in the 5-star hotel in front of the beach. Next day we hired a helicopter for a trip to see

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  • Hero's Journey

    coach who will guide you on the journey we are about to undertake together. I realize that most of the problems that you have today are a direct result of being sheltered by your parents, more your mom after your parents divorced, as a result of your congenital heart condition. Together, as a team, we will find ways for you to find strength to come out of your shell and flourish. The journey that we are going to embark on together as a team called the “Hero’s Journey”. I can compare it to the Fireproof

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  • Journey of the Magi

    Journey of the Magi Essay Liberty University English 102/Mrs. Brittany Meng T.S. Eliot uses symbolism and a theme of alienation and faith for an uncommon perspective of the journey to see the infant Jesus. 1. T.S. Eliot converted to Christianity 2. Perspective of the Magi 3. The theme is about alienation and faith 4. Journey is not pleasant 5. Statement Birth and Death 6. Eliot makes the comparison about any Christian who deals with trials 7. Symbolic elements

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  • ”a Journey” by Colm Tóibin

    to realize the present and accept it later on in life. For how long can we keep on holding to the past – before reality bits us? The short story ”A Journey” by Colm Tóibin is a story about a woman called Mary, who struggles with accepting reality and therefore she has been holding on to the past for too many years. Through a physical and mental journey Mary undergoes a progress, which will change her life in the future as it gives her some challenges. Basically, the story takes place in a car, while

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  • Symbolism of the Journey

    different types of literature. Sometimes different works of literature have the same theme yet are communicated in unique ways. I have chosen to do Robert Frosts "The Road Not Take," and the Jean Ryes "I Used to Live Here Once". Symbolism of the journey is in both of these literary works and it makes them both stronger and appealing to the readers. Being able to touch a reader and feel like the author is making it come alive is great because he know they are able to get their point across. There

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  • A Hero's Journey

    A Hero’s Journey: Hamlet and Simba What images come to mind as you reflect on your childhood? Playgrounds, blackboards, and soccer balls may be among the warmest of memories. Yet for many mermaids swim their thoughts, princesses get swept of their feet, and lions roar to their loyal place in the animal kingdom. There is no doubt that today’s entertainment has most of its touch using classical influences. Walt Disney has produced animated films that have captured the heart and imagination of audiences

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  • A Journey

    A journey A “Mammy, how do people die?”. This very first sentence in the story is rather essential of the theme and interpretation of the novel. Not only does the question itself referee to depression and disillusionment but it also tells us about David and his way of thinking about life in general. The story starts in media res with a flashback followed by the actual situation with Mary driving her son home from the hospital after it seems as if he has had a minor depression. “The doctors

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  • Hero's Journey

    The Hero’s Journey 1 Running head: THE HERO’S JOURNEY PAPER The Hero’s Journey Paper Mr. Cooper English 11 By: Brittany Dorris Hero’s Journey Paper 2 The Hero’s Journey Paper What is a hero in your opinion? A hero in my opinion is someone who saves life while risking their

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  • Success Is a Journey

    Success: A Journey" "Success is a journey, not a destination" Ben Sweetland Cameras flashing. Beautiful women walking out on the red carpet, waving and smiling. Red lipstick smeared on perfectly. Crowds awe and reporters talk excitedly. Everywhere, expensive diamonds and brand names slapped on her body costing more than 10,000 dollars apiece. This glamorous life is usually what society perceives as success. But what is success? Is it money, is it fame, or is it hard work? Success is not determined

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  • Journey

    Depth and Weight Wendy Reyes Journey into Literature Instructor Alex Vuilleumier August 19, 2013 Depth and Weight When it came time for me to choose a poem to write about I pondered the thought and when I came across “How Do I Love Thee” it was the one that stood out the most that I was most engaged in. It speaks of an unconditional love of a marriage that one woman had for her husband something that every young girl one day wishes to have. In her poem Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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  • The Journey of Symbolism

    SYMBOLISM OF THE JOURNEY The Journey of Symbolism September 2012 SYMBOLISM OF THE JOURNEY A poem and short story, no matter how different are two literary pieces where a story is told. Authors of these works use a blend of different literary elements to take simple script and turn it into something captivating. This lets the story come alive to the reader and seem like so much more than a simple story. For this

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    Polarities 3. Swinton, J. (2001). Spirituality and Mental Health Care. London, GBR: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. * Diagram: The five dimensions of the person (adapted from Swinton and Kettles, 1997) 4. Silf, M. (1998). Landmarks: An Ignatian Journey. Norfolk: Dartman, Longman & Todd Ltd * Diagram: Where am I? How am I? Who am I?

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  • Writing Journey

    understand written words and languages takes time, as there are many more parts to literacy than one would imagine. Although learning to read can prove to be difficult, even for the smartest of children, everyone has to start somewhere. For me, my journey began when I was in kindergarden. My teacher, Mrs. Kroon, had a clever trick to help teach her students how to read. She believed that learning to read starts off with becoming familiar with the alphabet and learning what sounds and noises each letter

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  • Journeys

    of life. Whether it’s an internal or external experience, the outcome of the journey itself could always be beneficial for self-growth. In “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard, the main character, gets the news that her husband had passed away from a railroad disaster. After she had heard the news, she went away to her room and began to stare out of the window and looked out into the new spring life. Her internal journey began when “she sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair

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  • Journey of Life

    Running header: Journey of Life 1 Journey of Life Victoria Schoepf ENG125 October 21, 2013 Jennifer Thompson Journey of Life 2 Life starts out as an undetermined journey until the elements of choices are laid in our way. Everyone in life or spirit, will often

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  • A Journey

    ”A Journey” is a short story by Colm Tóibín. It’s written in 2006. The plot is told by a 3rd person omniscient narrator. The composition of the short story is in chronological order with flashbacks. The story begins in a flashback where we are introduced to David’s fear of presence. David is an unsteady boy who is afraid of life. To overcome his fear he keeps asking questions about life and people’s presence in the world. The oil painting, Interior with Woman and Child, on picture 1 by Paul Mathey

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  • Comparison of Journeys

    different, yet very similar journeys the characters had to face. In “The Things They Carried”, the journey was the war. The soldiers taking this journey were faced with many ups and downs during their time spent on it. They faced death and sorrow when someone in their troop was killed, but they also found joy and comfort in the things they carried with them on their long journey. They traveled, almost aimlessly, along the warpath trying to reach the end of their journey until the main character, Lieutenant

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  • A Journey

    A Journey “A Journey” is a short story written by Colm Tóibín in 2006. The story follows Mary who picks up her twenty-year-old son David from a hospital. The car ride home is not only a journey in itself but becomes a ride of memories. A ride that through flashbacks shows Mary her journey of life which gets her to start reflecting on the decisions and choices she has made in the past. It is about acceptance. Accepting your life as it is or turned out without looking back and that is the key

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  • A Journey

    A: A Journey By Colm Tóibín Growing up is one thing; but growing old and accepting the fact that your life is running out, and you are watching from the sideline, that is another. When you are forced to face the fact that the one you have loved all your life, is about to leave you. Leave you to loneliness, because illness has changed him into a personality that you cannot recognize. A person you cannot find it in you to love no more, then you start looking back at your life. You take a journey

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  • A Journey - Analysis

    A) Analyse and interpret Colm Tóibín’s short story “A Journey” When reaching a blind alley it takes two steps in order to move on. Firstly, one will have to recognize the impermeable obstacle. Secondly one is forced to turn around and light up the path that was previously travelled. In so doing one becomes aware of the mistakes which were made; more importantly, one can navigate around the dead-end and discover a new road. Correspondingly to the above, Colm Tóibín introduces a mom who recalls

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  • A Journey

    When someone asks me what I’ve done with my life, its always the same answer, its easy– Malawi. I had long dreamt of Africa and at the age of 20 I packed my suncream and khakis and off I went.. on a Jumbo from Heathrow Airport. The Journey was a like a taster for what would come before. There were the obvious Malawi nationals, no doubt returning home with stories of lands afar to tell their families, there were toughened looking tanned expat types, and a number of what seemed to be Chinese businessmen

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  • Journey Essay

    Journey Essay A journey is shown to change an individual and/or give a deeper understanding of their world, and can take the form of a physical, inner or imaginative journey. These journeys however can be a combination of two, inviting readers to explore deeper within the story. This is advocated with Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the rings trilogy, to which characters not only undertake a physical journey but a undergo inner struggles and changes.The characters of

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  • Paikea's Journey

    Ryan Cheng Ms. Kardish ENG2D1-04 March 4, 2013 Paikea’s Journey In almost all fictional stories, the protagonist often follows a path called the Hero’s Journey. In many adventures, there are stages in which the character goes through. These stages are the structure of the character’s story and destiny. This whole concept of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey is what many authors use to write stories for books and movies. This path is what keeps the readers or audiences entertained. Without this

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  • The Journey

    THE JOURNEY The sun slowly rose on Tuesday morning. The bags were packed and at the bottom of the stairs; the cat had gone to the grandparent’s house yesterday, mum and dad were up bright and early. The smell of bacon and eggs wafted through the house. But, to me, none of this mattered; it was 4a.m, I was tired. I had not slept because I thought it would be clever to stay up all night, and being a grumpy stereotypical teenager, I longed to stay in bed until 12 o’clock. It was the holidays for

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  • Essay on "A Journey"

    Essay on “A Journey” by Colm Tóibín. 1. Life is a never-ending circle, when someone dies, someone else is born. It is a pattern that we all follow; it is a growth that we all go through. Though the choices we take in life make us individuals, there is a basic growth pattern that we all endure. Being born, growing into a teenager, into an adult, into an elderly, and last we will finally become one with the very earth we came from. The journey of life, from we are born till we die is one of the

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  • A Journey

    The story “A Journey” by Colm Tóibin deals with a mother’s inner thoughts about her son, whosuffers from depression and her husband who is paralyzed.The main character is called Mary. The story takes place in a car. Only Mary and her twenty yearold son are present. Mary has just picked David up from the hospital and they are headed home. Theatmosphere is very awkward and uncomfortable. David does not want to talk to Mary who isdesperately trying to get him to talk to her (p. 2 line 3 “David had refused

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  • A Journey

    A Journey Colm Tóibín, born in 195, is an Irish novelist from Wexford and A Journey is a short story written in 2006. Sometimes life is all abort accepting how our lives have turned out. Life makes us wonder whether we have made the right decisions or not and all the decisions makes us only stronger as a person. The main character, Mary, experiences in the short story how hard and surprising life can be. Mary is a wife and a mother, and her husband, Seamus, whose half of his body is paralyzed

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  • Journey to Knowledge

    Mindy Cohen Sandra DesJardins ENH251 10/3/2011 My Journey to Knowledge After eight years of living with my client as his home health care provider and i thought we were good friends, he descides to let his daughter (who he has just met on the internet and never seen before, be cause he left her mom while she was pregnant, to become a junkie) take care of him. Well he tells me this and I say well can I have like a month to get two more checks so I have money to move because I have nothing

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  • Simba's Journey

    March or so Simba’s Journey The Lion King is a true hero's journey that takes place in the savannas of Africa. The title "the Lion King" emphasizes that a lion is king, most likely referring to the main character, Simba. Simba is the main hero in the story because he regains his kingdom and defeats evil. The main character's archetype is "king"; he takes responsibility for his actions and his kingdom, he regains order and control. Simba takes part in a hero's journey by being a part of the

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  • Women and Journeys

    Women and Journeys As John Gartner once said, there are only two plots in all of literature, either the main character goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. Women have however never been the one going on a journey or a stranger that comes to town. Though women have longed to explore the world, they have always been denied participation in public life. “Women and Journeys” by Mary Morris discusses this problem. Mary Morris describes the differences in acceptability and possibility of travelling

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  • Hero's Journey

    bring out their inner hero. The writer and philosopher Joseph Campbell wrote about the stages each hero goes through in their journey in a book called, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In Finding Nemo, there is tragedy before there is hope. There is also comedy, adventure and suspense to keep the viewer on their feet. Marlin, a clown fish father and the hero, embarks on a journey to find his son, Nemo. Marlin’s wife dies protecting Nemo and his siblings when they are still eggs and are being attacked

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  • A Journey

    A Journey A Journey is a story written by Colm Tóibín in 2006. The story is about Mary, her family and their problems. In this essay I will find out what could cause the problems. To support my claims I will make an analysis and interpret the short story “A journey” in which I will put my interpretation into perspective with this to other items. The story starts in media res where we get introduced to Mary the protagonist, and her son David. At the beginning of the story there is

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  • Journey

    The Journey to Oblivion and Back Background: I’m 20 years old, male, and a junior college. Outside of smoking pretty often, I’ve done ecstasy, shrooms, and 2c-I, all once and spread out by 6 and 9 months respectively. I read that 2c-c was fairly mild, so I decided to take 50mg alone. This would reportedly give me a calm, easy going trip. How wrong these reports turned out to be. Part I: The Beginning of the End (T+000) Planning to walk around in the woods, I take the self-prepared

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  • Journey

    The journey from high school to college will be challenging as far as time management and personal responsibilities. In high school, scheduled school days are structured based upon the portion of time during the day that stays the same every day. In college, the individual must make a drastic change to a more unpredictable and flexible schedule. Time management will be challenging for students because one will have to decide what time the courses will be taken and how those courses will

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  • Essay - a Journey

    Essay - “A journey” by Colm Tóibín The relationship between parents and their children is very different from one family to another. Many parents are looking gladly forward to having a child, but as soon as they actually get it, many of them becomes scared and ask them self the question, if they are good enough to raise a child. What does it takes to have the energy to take care of your children and still be able to realise yourself. The exact same thing is happening to Mary in this short story

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  • Hero Journey

    All hero’s follow a similar series of events or steps along their individual hero journey. Not all Hero’s follow all the same steps, or even in the same order. Westley’s Hero Journey in “The Princess Bride”, is a very good example of a Campbell’s Hero Journey outline (The Princess Bride) (“Hero’s Journey: Summary”). The Hero’s journey is divided into three sections; the departure, the initiation, and the return. The first section, the departure, starts off with the hero’s call to adventure. For

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  • Journey Map

    Journey Map 1) Login / Homepage 2) Campaign Journey Mapping – The first thing I do today might be to plan how I am going to execute a prospect journey. a. Click Prospect Journey VOI (with flag icon) from Recent Items b. Click Program Workflow Tab c. Explain Journey Map i. Received VOI Interest Form – triggers Event/Journey Map. Journey Map dictates prospect experience ii. Send E-mail about VOI iii. 3 Day Delay iv. Did they

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  • Journey

    Unit 2 Journey to Identity Text Analysis Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Author: John Boyne Publication Date: January 5th 2006 I chose this book because (respond in at least 2 sentences): I believe that having knowledge of what happened in the Holocaust it is important. And I also like to learn a little of everything Connecting with Character: Protagonist Bruno How do you relate to this character? Similarities Differences Beginning: Whenever I was little I was not sure of what my father

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  • The Journey

    The Journey Jimmy R. Hammond No words are necessary. If you were there you know. If you weren't count yourself as lucky. For me, I am a better man for it Nov 06-Jan08 571st MP CO. The author is unknown at this time. This paper is not intended for the public. This is my way of dealing with the sometimes overwhelming sadness that I face. The Journey The pages of life start out with you lying on your back unable to take care of even the simplest need. All of that is provided for by the

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  • A Journey

    English assignment 4/11 2011: A journey. A travel from one destination to another. Undergoing a difficult process of personal change and development. Both sides are depicted in Colm Tóibin’s short story “A Journey” from 2006. The story revolves around a mother and a child and it depicts how deep chasms in life’s key relationships can be. Neglect, depression, life and death and looking back upon it all are some of the key themes that this essay will deal with. The mother, whose

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  • Journeys Essay

    To what extent has studying the concept of physical journeys expanded your understanding of yourself, of individual, and of the world? Peter Skrzynecki’s Immigrant Chronicle, Gail Tsukiyama’s Night of Many Dreams and the website broaden the understanding of individuals and of the world through exploring the notion of time, experience and change in differing perspectives. This is evident through the way language techniques and visual features are manipulated to

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  • Journey of Life

    The Journey of Life David Hathaway English 125 Anna C. Morrison June 10, 2012 The Journey of Life The journey of “life” that we all take is the most amazing experience that any one of us could have. Every one of us humans has a story to tell about our journey of “life.” Whether it is a story of an experience we once had, a relationship, a decision we had to make, or countless other topics these experiences make up the most amazing journey of “life” that we all make from birth to death. And many

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  • A Journey

    While a journey might mean different thing to different people, it means an exploration and discovery for me. It has meant joy and happiness that result from exploration. It is a discovery. It is the discovery of a beautiful and blissful world where the soul remains blissfully forgetful of the real world that I am in. It remains so till suddenly and against my wishes I am brought back. The mind runs to this beautiful world. It wants to go back again and again there …till accidentally and suddenly

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