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James Joyce

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And mine a shielded heart for her
Who gathers simples of the moon.
--
Simples, p. 15

 
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In Japan and Korea, "No. 1" is most often shielded from bad news by his subordinates, and lied to by those under him. It took a long time for Mr. Moon (or anyone else) to find out the full extent of the losses incurred by the Unification Church in Japan. He knows now, but continues to plan and make financial commitments on faith -- to Kim Il Sung of North Korea, among others. Mr. Moon may well be a good religious leader with high ideals, but he has also shown himself to be a poor businessman.

 
Sun Myung Moon
 

Seeing the moon, he becomes the moon, the moon seen by him becomes him. He sinks into nature, becomes one with nature. The light of the "clear heart" of the priest, seated in the meditation hall in the darkness before the dawn, becomes for the dawn moon its own light.

 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

As I walk through fire
I am shielded from the flame
Although the guilty parties
Take no blame.
Don't try to tell me there's no
Reason for any moment in time;
Every memory of mine
Those years are lines of
Color on my face.
My past is warpaint.
The past is warpaint.

 
Happy Rhodes
 

Mine to the core of the heart, my beauty!
Mine, all mine, and for love, not duty:
Love given willingly, full and free,
Love for love's sake as mine to thee.
Duty's a slave that keeps the keys,
But Love, the master, goes in and out
Of his goodly chambers with song and shout,
Just as he please just as he please.

 
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