demicontretemps

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"You ought to write"; they had one and all said it to him from the first; and he fancied he might have begun sooner if he had not been urged on by their watchful fondness. Everybody wanted him to write—everybody had decided that he ought to, that he would, that he must be persuaded to; and the incessant imperceptible pressure of encouragement—the assumption of those about him that because it would be good for him to write he must naturally be able to—acted on his restive nerves as a stronger deterrent than disapproval.
Edith Wharton in The Custom of the Country

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When I heard about Maria Tallchief’s passing, I flashed back to her idolization in A Chorus Line. The world’s filled with dancers who are never gonna be Maria Tallchief, or, sadly, remember her, but they owe her. We all do. #ballet #mariatallchief

When I heard about Maria Tallchief’s passing, I flashed back to her idolization in A Chorus Line. The world’s filled with dancers who are never gonna be Maria Tallchief, or, sadly, remember her, but they owe her. We all do. #ballet #mariatallchief

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