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Soul of a Woman

"The soul gropes in search of a soul, and finds it. And that soul, found and proven, is a woman. A hand sustains you, it is hers; lips lightly touch your forehead, they are her lips; you hear breathing near you, it is she. The angel soul is there, forever there; if she goes away, it is only to return; she fades away in a dream and reappears in reality. You feel an approaching warmth, she is there. You overflow with serenity, gaiety, and ecstasy; you are radiant in your darkness. You are caressed through the soul. You see nothing but you feel yourself adored. It is paradise of darkness."

 

~ Victor Hugo

Les Misérables

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Taken on January 7, 2009