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I am yours! It will always be so!
May your heart cool off for me
May your understanding… compassion…
I have experienced your great punishment
My Lady, I will proclaim your greatness in all lands and your glory!
Your ‘way’ and great deeds I will always praise!
–Enheduanna, a devotional poem (ca. 2300 BCE) in: Janet Roberts, ‘Enheduanna, Daughter of King Sargon, Princess, Poet, Priestess,’ Transoxiana 8 (2004)
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”