I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another.
–Anaïs Nin

I don’t want realism, I want magic! Yes, yes, magic!
–from A Streetcar Named Desire

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