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When I was a little girl, I had an imaginary friend, and when I grew up, he came back.
To my daughter I will say,
‘See your beauty
without a compliment
or a mirror.’
When they suddenly saw earth and seas and skies, when they learned the grandeur of clouds and the power of winds, when they saw the sun and realized not only its grandeur and beauty but also its power, by which it fills the sky with light and makes the day; when, again, night darkened the lands and they saw the whole sky picked out and adorned with stars, and the varying light of the moon as it waxes and wanes, and the risings and settings of all these bodies, and their courses settled and immutable to all eternity; when they saw those things, most certainly would they have judged both that there are gods and that these great works are the works of gods.
Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings (2013)