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Can I find myself
and not in the broken images
of myself
made along the way
nor in the noise of myself
mixed with the noise of others
not in recognition
nor in recognitions
and not attainments
but in the self-finding
of that which did exist
and does exist
that deep remembrance of me
from all eternity
that playful part
that came to play
the hero and the anti-hero
and all the roles

Irwin R. Shaw - July 3rd 1988