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“If only something would happen?” Something being the revelation that transfigures existence; works a miraculous presto-chango upon the mundane mortal world – turning toads and cockroaches back into handsome fairy princes, the Clark Kents into Superman – that calls unexpectedly up on the phone and says: “Your name has been picked from a hat, like a rabbit, and we are giving you a million dollars” , – or that announces in a sudden telegram: “Congratulations! Lady Rockefeller has just died and left you several estates and an enchanted source of continual private income”. But instead, day after day, there are hardboiled eggs instead of frogs legs for breakfast, and doubts and worries buzz and sting like the evil’s in Pandora’s box.

– Sylvia Plath

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