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Virginia Woolf

This is our world, lit with crescents and stars of light; and great petals half transparent block the openings like purple windows. Everything is strange. Things are huge and very small. The stalks of flowers are thick as oak trees. Leaves are high as the domes of vast cathedrals. We are giants, lying here, who can make forests quiver. ― Virginia Woolf, The Waves. (Harvest Books 1978) Originally published October 8th 1931.

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