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brilliant, damon. I am going back to read about the woman who thinks about love and imagination. that passage is unforgettable. I love this essay so much. thank you. and Beka's work with it is perfect.

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Lovely writing.

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Jan 1Liked by Charles M Pepiton, Tonya Morton, Damon Falke

First thing I have read in 2024. If I can continue reading of this quality, this will be a most excellent reading year.

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Jan 6Liked by Tonya Morton, Damon Falke

I couldn't help but think of "Hills Like White Elephants" while reading the second story, of the couple outside the cafe. "Hills" kept resonating with me as a strange parallel while I read it, because the couple in Hemingway's story is so profoundly disconnected and unhappy in the moment, by contrast to the couple here, who are almost speaking the exact same way yet are not at all disconnected, and there's a kind of joyful nuance to the talk... (I've actually never liked that Hemingway story, not because it's not good, but because it's painful in its goodness.)

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.. Such a phenomenal ‘read’ ! & so stopped for now.. just to save some for later - as if dessert so precious to the taste .. saving some for later a clever idea. Remarkably too ! The very first sentence ‘irked me’ & several following began to confirm a latent suspicion (i am a tough crowd all by my own self !) yet I soon fell into the trap.. dreamily.. Hoohaw .. I need to remember the taste for a bit.. slip back for a refresh.. love the sketchings.. delightful mysteries ! 🏴‍☠️🦎

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