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1. "...Heracles was strangely silent. What is he thinking? / Geryon wondered. / Geryon watched prehistoric rocks move past the car and thought about thoughts. / Even when they were lovers / he had never known what Herakles was thinking. Once in a while he would say, / Penny for your thoughts! / and it always turned out to be some odd thing like a bumper sticker or a dish / he'd eaten in a Chinese restaurant years ago. / What Geryon was thinking Herakles never asked. In the space between them / developed a dangerous cloud."
Author: Anne Carson
2. "Oh what a morning it was, that first morning of Mrs. Sweet awaking before the baby Heracles with his angry cries, declaring his hunger, the discomfort of his wet diaper, the very aggravation of being new and in the world; the rays of sun were falling on the just and unjust, the beautiful and the ugly, causing the innocent dew to evaporate; the sun, the dew, the little waterfall right next to the village's firehouse, making a roar, though really it was an imitation of the roar of a real waterfall; the smell of some flower, faint, as it unfurled its petals for the first time: oh what a morning!"
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
3. "Name one hero who was happy."I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason's children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus' back."You can't." He was sitting up now, leaning forward."I can't.""I know. They never let you be famous AND happy." He lifted an eyebrow. "I'll tell you a secret.""Tell me." I loved it when he was like this."I'm going to be the first." He took my palm and held it to his. "Swear it.""Why me?""Because you're the reason. Swear it.""I swear it," I said, lost in the high color of his cheeks, the flame in his eyes."I swear it," he echoed.We sat like that a moment, hands touching. He grinned."I feel like I could eat the world raw."
Author: Madeline Miller

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Dar a obosit sa mai fie trista ?i a obosit sa nu-i mai pese ca e trista, sa nu mai ?tie macar ca e trista, într-un fel. ?i în capul ei ca o cutie mica ?i osoasa în?elege ?i accepta faptul ca imensa ei nefericire e sortita sa ramâna lipsita de însemnatate. Deja, chiar în clipa asta, sunt încredin?ata ca o parte din ea vrea sa se întoarca la lucrurile care îi placeau, sa simta cum o noua periu?a de din?i îi atinge gingiile, de exemplu. Un lucru marunt ca asta. Ar vrea sa-?i lege din nou la brâu un ?or? curat ?i apretat, sa cure?e jumatate de kilogram de cartofi în trei minute ?i sa îi puna la înmuiat în apa rece. Sa lustruiasca un borcan de jeleu ?i sa-l puna pe raftul de sus, lânga tovara?ii lui. Sa linga cu limba un plic, sa-i lipeasca un timbru într-un colt, sa-l puna la cutia cu scrisori. Ar vrea sa î?i cure?e trupul cu o rafala de râsete ?i sa cedeze for?ei gravita?ionale. Se va întâmpla. Toata suferin?a va fi data la o parte. Din clipa în clipa"
Author: Carol Shields

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