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Exquisite Alchemy

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Small gods tempt {...} they take what’s already ours then offer it back to us at twice the price, bountiful and cruel at the same time, for no good reason. The sort of gods whose attention brings inspiration inseparable from torment.
- Gemma Files, Experimental Film

I have been told that the development of ego is necessary for healthy psychological development but I have always found myself wondering: at what cost?
- Eric Glomski, “Wine and the Power of Love”