Surreal Poem Featuring Salvador Dali

As mentioned this week, Salvador Dali featured in a XaW Files epic classic surreal poem that travels from Italy to Spain on the crest of a Tyrrhenian Sea wave, including a couple of his most famous paintings, and linking it to an Alfred Hitchcock movie, Spellbound, for the end, whose format is meant to be surreally bendy. According to Wikipedia, Salvador Dalí was hired by Hitchcock ‘to conceive certain scenes in the film’s key dream sequence.’

This episode also mentions Freud, although his main part in the plot was at the start of the chapter. Dreams and the unconscious are also featured, in line with Philippa Perry’s emphasis on their importance to surrealism. The Slovenian artwork that first led to the surrealism trail is also mentioned.

The end turns convention on its head, also in line with surrealism, which often played with words, such as calling things by different names, with ‘whatnot’ taking centre stage headliner episode ending status from Dali and Hitchcock, Italy and Spain. This is in line with my Immaterialism; surrealism for the 21st century. My film knowledge is used to full effect in the references/ credits.

There is also a mention for John Steinbeck, who popularised Positano. My aim was also to paint a pretty picture of Europe, and especially the places I’ve enjoyed visiting. Maybe the book would have swayed the Brexit vote to staying in Europe if published and promoted by a big publisher, although that was not my aim, being ambivalent about it, but the ‘Remainers’ seem to be my biggest critics, and silencers of free speech, in line with Multicultural Fascism!

Chapter 6 Episode 15

What Sophia said was true
Lovus and Lovulus soon grew
running around the streets of Salerno
playing hide and seek, high and low
we used the city as a base to see
a tourist triangle known as 3P:
Paestum, Pompeii and Positano

John Steinbeck was the latter’s hero
writing it was a dream place that bit deep
while Paestum has temples that are Greek
I knew Pompeii had suffered Etna’s eruption
but didn’t know its new town lost an i in the duration
not that duration has stolen Pompeii’s second i
or Positano bites deep in a vampire way.

Italy to Spain Voyage

So it was soon time to leave the Amalfi
setting sail into the Tyrrhenian Sea
we sailed around Sardinia and Corsica
landing sometime later in Spanish L’Escala
nestling nicely in the Gulf of Roses
inland road leading to Figueres
birthplace home of Salvador Dali
surrealist painter dada extraordinary
The Persistence of Memory left me Spellbound
TPoM reminding me of Slovenian artwork I’d found

Dali’s The Persistence of Memory

Spellbound’s psychoanalytical theme returned me
to the start – of – this chapter’s Vienna journey
Freud, Alder and Frankl were still there
there was no need to return to Wikipedia
power, pleasure and meaning themes
whereas Dali’s art a sequence of dreams
alerting Alfred Hitchcock for a movie finale
I was Spellbound by its twistYtality

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Dali’s Spellbound

I believe tYt is a new gYg word I just invented
inspired by time contemplating the regimented
production of art and film by legends of both
using creative genius for works of worth
beautiful images with complex themes
pleasing the eyes ready for dreams
let the unconscious process plots
recover seen and forgotten whatnots
like I just did with the word above
which I’ll write was inspired by Love
Werewolfie wasn’t sure it was a word at all
until off on a web search Stella did trawl
confirming it means miscellaneous items
dated 1540 along with examples of 1500 rhymes
I’d already used plots eight lines above
so was relieved it wasn’t one I did observe
and could continue bringing this episode to an end
without crashing
over the side____
of a
Spellbound bend.

References

Spellbound: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spellbound_(1945_film)

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Whatnot and cited rhymes: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whatnot
First Known Use of whatnot: 1540.  Rhymes with whatnot:

à droite, allot, a lot, ascot, a shot, Banat, bank shot, besot, big shot, black rot, black spot, blind spot, bloodshot, bowknot, boycott, brown rot, buckshot, bullshot, cachepot, calotte, cheap shot, chip shot, crackpot, Crock-Pot, culotte, dashpot, despot, dogtrot, dovecote, draw shot, dreadnought, drop shot, drylot, dry rot, dunk shot, ear rot, earshot, ergot, eyeshot, eyespot, feedlot, fiat, firepot, fleshpot, foot rot, foul shot, fox-trot, fusspot, fylfot, garrote, gavotte, grapeshot, G-spot, gunshot, half-knot, have-not, highspot, hotchpot, hot pot, hotshot, ikat, jackpot, job lot, jog trot, jump shot, Kalat, Korat, kumquat, leaf spot, long shot, loquat, love knot, manat, marplot, moon shot, motmot, mug shot, nightspot, odd lot, one-shot, Pequot, Pol Pot, potshot, Rabat, red-hot, reef knot, ring spot, robot, root knot, root rot, sandlot, set shot, sexpot, Shabbat, Shebat, sheepcote, slap shot, slingshot, slipknot, slungshot, snapshot, soft rot, soft spot, somewhat, split shot, square knot, stinkpot, stockpot, subplot, sunspot, sweet spot, sword knot, teapot, tin-pot, topknot, tosspot, try-pot, upshot, wainscot, warm spot, white-hot, woodlot, wood shot, wrist shot

Like in movies where they add a little bit of extra information for those who stay for the credits, the punky part of the References was that Hitchcock and Dali got a line each, while whatnot got about twenty.

That was just done for comedy effect, and isn’t because we don’t like Hitchcock and Dali, or their work; as I wrote in the content, I like the art of both, and didn’t know either.

To be more precise, it was first of all done objectively and unconsciously, and then my conscious noticed how unbalanced it looked, and the irony of one little common word having much more meaning on display than two artistic greats.

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Surrealism 21c is Here Online: Immaterialism Manifested in Coffilosophy

Surrealist Manifesto (1924), defined surrealism as:

pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other manner, the real functioning of thought. Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation.

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, 21st Century Surreal Autonomy

The above is from the Tate Gallery website, and so is this:

‘Freud’s ideas strongly influenced French poet André Breton who launched the surrealist movement in 1924 with the publication of the Manifesto of Surrealism. In the manifesto, Breton defined surrealism as
‘Pure psychic automatism … the dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason and outside all moral or aesthetic concerns’.
Breton and others produced the earliest examples of automatism in their automatic writings, aiming to write as rapidly as possible without intervening consciously to guide the hand.
Surrealist collage, putting together images clipped from magazines, product catalogues, book illustrations and other sources, was invented by Max Ernst, and was the first form of automatism in visual art.’

Freud, and the most famous surreal painter, Salvador Dali, are featured in XaW Files, but I only have a basic general knowledge of both, as I do of surrealist art. I didn’t know the writing I mostly did for XaW Files, automatism fuelled by coffee, which I termed coffilosophy linking it to my Doctor of Philosophy status, was in line with surrealism as defined by Breton; his name rings a bell at most, but I didn’t know anything about him.

I’d like to write more, but I know you can get too much of a self-proclaimed genius thing (partly self-parody comedy, playing on too much of a good thing), so I’ll leave you with a new greenYgrey3 collage of 20th century surreal art on the Tate gallery website, immaterialised here into automatic Surreal Art for the 21st century: (I had a new automatic idea while searching for the images, creating a new form of surrealism 21c Immaterialism: can you guess what it is? Explained below the new collage)

Frida Kahlo The Love-Embrace of the UniverseLeonora Carrington The Pomps of the Subsoil 1947André Breton, ‘I Saluted at Six Paces Commandant Lefebvre des Noëttes (Poem object)’ 1942

The images are:

Frida Kahlo: The Love-Embrace of the Universe, 1949
Leonora Carrington: The Pomps of the Subsoil, 1947
Max Ernst: I Saluted at Six Paces Commandant Lefebvre des des Noëttes (Poem object), 1942

They were the first three greenYgrey relevant images I found. At first I thought of just doing a horizontal triptych greenYgrey3 as usual, but then, perhaps unconsciously inspired by reading about pyramids in Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods (as well as shamanic receivers of information from other dimensions of reality), I thought this structure suited the collage, with Ernst one of those who provided the foundation for other artists in the surrealist movement (the image also features the name Jack, with Kerouac my main writing inspiration, although he wasn’t published at the time, so it was just a coincidence).

Moreover, the images seem to suit the genre and tell a story, rising from modern civilisation to a higher natural dream state through the next two images above the base layer. I hope you enjoy it, and think that it was worth learning, as I did.
P.S. I only noticed the upper two images were chronological from the base; 1942 – 1947 – 1949; after publishing it. It wouldn’t have made much difference, as I chose them thematically, but it’s a nice extra addition.

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Marilyn Manson New Album Say10 Inspired by Desire for Tenth XaW Files Chapter

While Marilyn Manson used to be angry about most things in mainstream society, now he is so content that he told the AFD press agency his only inspiration for new album Say10 was his desire for a tenth XaW Files chapter.

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XaW Files, which started its journey three years ago today, followed the X Files series and episodes format at the time to the T, but the series has since returned with six more episodes. This has given Marilyn hope that there will be more XaW Files episodes in the future, and he named his new album in line with his request.

As recently reported on Classic Rock, Marilyn Manson has released a promo clip for Say10 with the proclamation: “6:19. The time has come.”; which was also obviously a request for that episode of XaW Files to be blogged on this here website!

I granted Marilyn that request, but I don’t think I can add another chapter onto XaW Files, as I’m very happy with its ending… unlike Sherlock!

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Deep Purple Krokus to Great Escape Meerkats World Poetry Day +1-1

It was World Poetry Day on March 21st, and we’re celebrating today, as part of the greenYgrey world’s Writing Month. While there is loads of great poetry in the first five chapters of XaW Files already posted, such as the Lemmonjoki one referenced in this one, there’s lots more in the final four chapters too. The one below is the first epic(ish) one I reached.

Swiss Border Poetry

Travelling from Switzerland to Germany it pushed the travel quest story ahead with Swiss clock precision and Swiss army knife multi-faceted writing, while also looking back at earlier chapters in this book and the previous book in the trilogy, and referencing great rock bands Deep Purple (Smoke on the Water relevance) and Krokus, and movie influences from my childhood to adverts in the present.

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I recently had the pleasure of seeing meerkats in person, and they were as adorable, cute and interesting as Alexander Orlov and associates!

Chapter 7 Episode 12

Entering a new episode,
the Grand Hotel
had transformed
into The Territet.
Werewolfie said
the cuckoo clock
had told him
to get ready, set,
go…
so we left Montreux
now numbering nine
all alliterative line
saying goodbye
to the lake
known locally as Lac Lemon
reminded me of the Lemmonjoki
northern Finland river
that Jack Lemmon
helped me remember.

We made a quick detour
skirting the France border
to lakeside Lausanne
on the way to Bern
all the time be-wereing
not to overdo the steering
or tyres might burn-out
our tiredness make us fraught
I thought – thought – our team
is nearly complete
only Tarwolfino obsolete
I’m sure he’d understand
Tarantino deals a deadly hand
travel quest objective still alive
with two more chapters of strive
still to go – go – what’s in store
this and fifty-one episodes more.

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Curved south on 5 to Thun
north again Interlaken to Lucerne
zig-zagged from Zug to Zurich
if you like natural beauty take your pick
wilderness park left, lake right
both were worthy of full-time sight
fitting in an aural Metal Rendezvous
with Krokus having more steel for you
than the average Swiss army knife
playing metal all their adult life
rolling stones gather no moss
would have been great to cross
the Germany border in WWII day
especially the Great Escape way
but we were passing through
in a nice way I’m trying to relay to you
welcomed by meerkats in Meersburg
and all kinds of corvids in Ravensburg
Grey reminisced rambling Oz golden shores
Meekatharra and Mollymook memory stores.

References

Territet is the new name of the Grand Hotel where Deep Purple witnessed the casino fire that inspired Smoke on the Water: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_on_the_Water.
Krokus: Metal Rendezvous.
Great Escape movie.
Last two lines reference our own Werewolf of Oz.

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Marilyn Manson Requests XaW File?

When I read on Classic Rock that Marilyn Manson had released a promo clip with the proclamation: “6:19. The time has come.” I immediately thought of XaW Files, and that I hadn’t blogged that episode yet. It’s a pretty good and eventful episode, so I can see why Marilyn Manson would particularly like it.

I was never into Marilyn Manson, but liked some of his groundbreaking creativity and outspoken views. Rammstein are the first such industrial-style band I’ve really liked and listened to.

This episode’s central theme is a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly parody, featuring famous Portuguese footballers instead of my favourite movie of that genre’s original characters.

Other common themes in this third of a trilogy book are reminders of earlier books in the trilogy and another band, Baron Rojo, who seem to have had a musical career similar to Metallica and Guns N’ Roses: starting raw and maturing to classic. I saw them at the Reading Festival in 1982:

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Chapter 6 Episode 19

Three shots broke the desert silence, and three figures fell. They would not rise. Not in this book anyway, and this is the last we’ll know.

Catching Up Between Episodes

Standing in the baking desert heat was stifling, so we knew that time must be running out for our lost companions, who were somewhere out of sight in grave danger.

We therefore couldn’t wait to get on with the truel, but had to wait overnight between episodes.

When light broke, we realised the Spaghetti Western theme had evolved into one including sci-fi elements like time-travel multiverses, and we were not alone.

Thickening the Plot

We had been joined by the de Castro brothers Armando and Carlos, and Angel Arias, from a Spanish rock band called Baron Rojo I remembered seeing a long time ago.

From the mind of Cervantes, who Grey of course met in Western Australia WoO, there was Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the author of the false Second Part of Don Quixote, Avellaneda.

And from a future journey I’d thought I was heading towards after Zaragoza; one that must be next on the cards, with only three episodes left in this chapter; there were the Portuguese footballers Eusebio, Luis Figo and Ronaldo.

Too Hot to Handle

Meanwhile, the heat had melted my three constituent colours into green, grey and yellow oozy liquid and we were running away down the inclines we had lined up on.

Luckily for us, and hopefully you, we ran into ourselves, and our chemical reaction saw us back on our feet in no time.

*The Good, the Bad and The Ugly Spoiler Alert*

 

Just in time to hear three shots ring out. I looked at Baron Rojo, and saw Angel Arias had been felled, just like Angel Eyes in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

 

*The Good, the Bad and The Ugly Spoiler Alert Finished*

Avellaneda seemed to have suffered a similar fate in the Cervantes group, while Ronaldo was down in the Portuguese footballers truel.

Love Mouse Latest

As the gunfire settled I thought I heard some familiar squeaking, and some that was more unfamiliar. I looked up and saw Love, Lovus and Lovulus running towards us, along with a mouse I remembered from somewhere.

The mouse overtook our mixed-up vole and offspring, but then overran us, so we had time to greet each other before Love introduced us to the returned Speedy Gonzalez; probably the funniest cartoon mouse ever.

Love said Speedy had put them up when they arrived at the graveyard not knowing why they had to be here, or what fate held for them.

In all the excitement I’d forgotten about Stella and Werewolfie, and now asked if they’d seen them.

Love said they’d stopped in Madrid, with Stella seeing an advert for an upcoming fashion show, while Werewolfie had seen the Madrid derby was on that weekend.

I might have known!

References

Baron Rojo are a legendary Spanish band who played at the Reading Festival in 1982.

Wikipedia: After that, they released their fourth studio album En un lugar de la marcha in 1985 with songs such as “Hijos de Caín” and “Cuerdas de acero”, as well as two live albums titled Barón al Rojo Vivo (1984) and Siempre Estáis Allí (1986).

The band then began experimenting with new elements including orchestral compositions, as can be heard on their 1987 album Tierra de Nadie.

Me: this seems a progression from raw early albums to classical later ones, like the Guns N’ Roses and Metallica career trajectories that influenced this trilogy.

As Gorky stressed the difference between plot and character stories, there is a similar greenYgrey divide centred on the Don Quixote books, between chivalric romance and the modern novel:

Don Quixote Themes from Wikipedia

It stands in a unique position between medieval chivalric romance and the modern novel. The former consist of disconnected stories featuring the same characters and settings with little exploration of the inner life of even the main character. The latter are usually focused on the psychological evolution of their characters. In Part I, Quixote imposes himself on his environment. By Part II, people know about him through “having read his adventures”, and so, he needs to do less to maintain his image. By his deathbed, he has regained his sanity, and is once more “Alonso Quixano the Good”.

When first published, Don Quixote was usually interpreted as a comic novel. After the French revolution it was popular for its central ethic that individuals can be right while society is quite wrong and seen as disenchanting. In the 19th century it was seen as a social commentary, but no one could easily tell “whose side Cervantes was on”. Many critics came to view the work as a tragedy in which Don Quixote’s idealism and nobility are viewed by the post-chivalric world as insane, and are defeated and rendered useless by common reality. By the 20th century the novel had come to occupy a canonical space as one of the foundations of modern literature.

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Writing Month Man Booker Author Richard Flanagan Debate Addition

I liked Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan from what I saw of him in an Imagine documentary; especially leading a campaign against logging in Tasmania. Nearing the end of XaW Files, the third of a trilogy, and end of a decade of writing at the Greenygrey/greenYgrey, his view that writing diminishes you struck a particular chord with me at the time, and I included my thoughts on the subject.

Moreover, Flanagan didn’t want to ponder the ‘why?’ in the interview, and at the time of watching the documentary the greenYgrey was down to its central Y at the time as I wrote XaW Files, with green and grey elsewhere.

As I wrote in the episode and book, feeling the need to CLARIFY it in case anybody did read it, it was to add to the debate, as I’d learnt to do in university, rather than competing with Flanagan. I do think XaW Files should be up there with the ‘greats’ though!

I included it in the XaW Files story using the show don’t tell writing technique I knew after a decade of writing, although I also broke that rule sometimes writing in the first person, mixing formats in line with the ‘counter-culture’ media I’ve been influenced by, such as Banana Splits, Monty Python, Pink Floyd, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses.

If you think the greenYgrey is a strange concept for writing, and to travel the philosophical mind, Flanagan’s books include one set in the mind of a drowning man (Death of a River Guide), and one called Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish.

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It is the episode before one recently posted here, focusing on a Higher Form of Love, with lots of great breakfast comedy wordplay.

Chapter 8 Episode 15

We disembarked and indulged in a little sightseeing to find our land legs. Walking through the traditional wooden architecture Haga district I saw a poster advertising Kamchatka’s new album, Long Road Made of Gold.

I’d been told by my colleagues from the greenYgrey world who’d joined me along the way on this ramble that Kamchatka had released an album called The Search Goes On soon before I began my search for the ex-Andy Wolfhol.

I thought it was a coincidence, as I was searching, and Kamchatka in eastern Russia had been one of the first places I visited.

Parallel Long Gold Roads Searches

Now, Kamchatka had released a new album just over a year later, with my search still going on, and I found it after just becoming a single letter symbolising yellow. Moreover, when I looked up the band, I found that their home city is Varberg, and that Gothenburg where I had landed is the nearest big city to it; and the road between them looks golden on Google Maps.

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However, in line with our parody theme I think I must lower the coincidence level, remembering that I am a golden rambler, not road, and all the other roads on Google Maps are yellow too.

There is First G, but No Final WhY?

While Captain Dec and Dai on the Seas slept on the Rum Deal, we booked into the First Hotel G, because it reminded those who knew green and grey of them. After unpacking and relaxing, we all met up in the restaurant for an evening meal, and then let it settle in the TV room.

Funnily enough, there was an Imagine documentary about Richard Flanagan on. He’d won the Man Booker Prize, after his work was at first considered unfit to review by some Australian critics, because it didn’t fit into the correct form.

Flanagan took part in Tasmania anti-logging protests. He said he’d had a lot of dirt thrown at him by corrupt officials, but a businessman joining their cause after reading his article helped turn the tide. I thought that was particularly in line with greenYgrey thinking, with everybody welcome to protect our planet’s remaining natural resources.

Flanagan also said he felt diminished by each book he wrote and published. When Alan Yentob asked him why, Flanagan answered: ‘There is no why. There just is.’ Maybe Flanagan didn’t have time to wonder why at the time of the interview; maybe he doesn’t want to think about it, or maybe it didn’t make the cut.

Wandering Y Wondering Why

I thought that was an eerie X Files coincidence, what with the greenYgrey’s current state of diminished size, as we approach the final chapter of the final ramble; with only me, a Y, remaining to tell the story.

Moreover, I have also felt the same as Flanagan: that each book written and published, or even poem or philosophical thought, diminishes you.

With the benefit of time, I think the reason I think that is that the writer is sharing themselves with the world, so that their thoughts and experiences are not all theirs anymore; your mind life is scattered all over the pages and world. This can be good and bad for your psyche and soul, hypothetically, releasing negativity and sharing positivity.

Our books from life experience are also material evidence of time elapsed. We can write a limited amount from personal experience in our finite time. Each book tells the story of a part of our lives that has passed. It has been lived and written.

In childhood and youth we look forward, with our minds and lives to fill with experiences, knowledge and memories. Writing about them is evidence that some have been found and achieved. However, it also shows that your life is not as full as it once was. You have already lived some of your life, and the hard evidence is on your written page; unavoidable evidence that your time in this life has diminished.

References

Imagine: Richard Flanagan, 21/7/15. Richard Flanagan seems intelligent, successful and worldly enough to know that I am trying to contribute to his discussion and thoughts, rather than indulging in one-upmanship.

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Paul Theroux Philosophical Writing Analogies: My Biggest Inspiration

While Jack Kerouac was my biggest inspiration for travel writing, my most memorable evocative writing quotes are by Paul Theroux. I read the Old Patagonian Express while solo travelling in South America in 1994, so it was particularly poignant. It didn’t inspire me to go to Patagonia; I only went to the near-side of Foz do Iguazu in Argentina, with landscape views on the Brazilian side.

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Paul Theroux Express quotes such as these were what I aspired to in my deep thought philosophical writing; like travelling, I think I was searching for that place in my mind all my writing life, and reached it during XaW Files:

“A slow feeling of gathering sadness as each familiar place flashes by the window and disappears and becomes part of the past. Time is made visible, and it moves as the landscape moves.”

“And yet on that bench at Jacobacci, I was glad I had left everyone else behind. Although this was a town with a main street and a railway station, and people with dogs and electric lights it was near enough to the end of the earth to give me the impression that I was a solitary explorer in a strange land. That illusion (which was an illusion in the South Pole and at the headwaters of the Nile) was enough of a satisfaction to me to make me want to go forward.”

My Writing Analogies

Maybe Theroux’s influence was strong in my mind when I wrote my Daily Commute Route station-waiting writing analogy. I thought I’d included it in XaW Files, but just realised I wrote it afterwards:

Daily Commute Route

Writing is like waiting for a train

at a station you’ve visited before

one with many platforms

and a timetable

but the trains

don’t always run to time

or from the planned platform

and sometimes don’t go

where you originally wanted

but you enjoy the ride

wherever it takes you

knowing the journey

is more important

than the destination

and that it is vital

to try and absorb

learn and remember

what you experienced.

I’m so generous with my writing; or remembering the greenYgrey philosophy: foolish, or too eager to impress!; that I was going to provide more examples of my analogies, but will save them for another day, as I think that is more than sufficient to be going on with…

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