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The third story was perhaps my favorite for this week. It made me think back to a discussion we had a few weeks ago, about freedom and where it may come from – in this piece, neither from acceptance nor choice, but from a perceived sense of living life unrestrained by rules – one would have to ask the old man and the prostitute (especially the latter) if they feel free, but here the point is about dreaming and desires, not about finding out if those dreams and desires really taste nectarean once they become real. Perhaps not coincidentally, the opening paragraph is about a dream that is hardly every made. The oneiric feeling to the story was very present without moving the story too far away from reality, as it sometimes happen.

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