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with few exceptions, they preferred the luxuriant, the profuse, the fertile. yet seeing that they would often lose themselves within it, she had her ways to remind them of the essential.  

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many found her vague or inapparent; yet she was anything but. whenever necessary she would supply the world as proof.

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those who remained with lowered gaze had the opportunity to realize that their shadow and hers were always one.    

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some sought within.others sought without.neither, however, seemed to noticethat limits themselves could be luminous. ..

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. “1…2…3…” silently, to themselves, they counted how many steps it would take until they would  be washed away. . .