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solitude

June 29, 2007

“It’s a bad thing not to be able to stand solitude,” he said. “Are you really a grown-up young lady?” 

“Of course I am,” I replied, laughingly. 

“Well, it’s a poor sort of young lady who’s only alive when people are admiring her but soon as she’s alone lets herself go and takes no interest in anything: all for show and nothing for its own sake.”

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