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the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk; A lofty nest of any large bird; A house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or mountain.
I have made it my specialty, Beast, to thwart the magic of this particular man. I have grown since our last meeting; he only wallows in the depths of his few filthy skills. She stopped, and her eyes grew sad. I am afraid I cannot erase the beast from you, however. I cannot make you the girl you were. These things cannot be undone, once they have gone so far. In the old days it could be done, and easily, by any of my mothers before me. But much has happened. I cannot rejoin you to the tribe of maidens. But I can welcome you into the tribe of monsters. You will live; you will be rescued.
Catherynne M Valente, The Orphan’s Tales, In the Night Garden
And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.
Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist
good fortune or lucky intervention, as if such an outcome was influenced by divine influence; the manifesting of divine guardianship in a particular instance
A shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination. A changing scene made up of many elements. An optical illusion produced by a magic lantern or the like in which figures increase or diminish in size, pass into each other, dissolve, etc
I wanted the world I was a part of to be the kind of entity I could verify, and to verify your world you needed to be able to bend down and pick anything up. It couldn’t sometimes be there and sometimes not be.
Calamities by Renee Gladman