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"I am to sacrifice for her all that I am, but if only for her, then I will lie before her dead, and she before me (as in Romeo and Juliet). I cannot give all that I am because our bodies get in the way, the medium and frustration of our union. I cannot unzip myself from my skin; my bones give the underlying form through which I am known. If I lay my life down solely for her, she cannot help me to rise, and I cannot take it up again."

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