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    In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend.
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
    —J. August Strindberg (1849–1912)

    To go by the asters
    and breathe
    the sweetness that hovers
    in August about the tall milkweeds,
    without a direct look ...
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)