Beauty is that Medusa’s head Which men go armed to seek and sever. It is most deadly when most dead. And dead will stare and sting forever. -Archibald MacLeish, “Beauty

Or maybe when they do the operation – when they grind and stretch your bones to the right shape, peel off your face and rub all your skin away, and stick in plastic cheekbones so you look like everybody else – maybe after going through all that you just aren’t very interesting anymore.

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