Words from Madeline Miller’s Circe

You can teach a viper to eat from your hands, but you cannot take away how much it likes to bite.

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… perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults.

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He does not mean that it does not hurt. He does not mean that we are not frightened. Only that: we are here. This is what it means to swim in the tide, to walk the earth and feel it touch your feet. This is what it means to be alive.

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