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Rituals Are Best Left To Experts

Part 1: From the Secret Diary of Anaïs Nin

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November 15, 1944

It always feels like an escape — leaving Hugo behind and travelling to Paris. Joyfully, I pack my bags. Ecstatically, I board the train.

But Paris no longer holds the allure it once did for me. Her lights flickered, during the last war, and seem to shine so…




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