never has there been, neither in the past, nor in your lifetime,
A similar heart, ungoverned, without lord or king,
That threw me down a well, with broken stairs
Where, yearning to drown, I descend the steps of my downfall,
Climb back up, only to go down again in this sea of woe.
Il Cantilena, Pietrus (English Translation)
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ETA September 2006: Changed the default on this post to screen everything. Say anything private to you that you wish; I will keep your reply private unless explicitly given permission by you to do otherwise. Think of this as a value-added feature of this new improved friends-only post.