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  1. Summary

    The bigness of the world is redemption. Despair compresses you into a small space, and a depression is literally a hollow in the ground. To dig deeper into the self, to go underground, is sometimes necessary, but so is the other route of getting out of yourself, into the larger world, into the openness in which you need not clutch your story and your troubles so tightly to your chest. Being able to travel both ways matters, and sometimes the way back into the heart of the question begins by going outward and beyond.
    -Rebecca Solnit, "The Faraway Nearby"

     

    Hypnos has been reaching out for a very, very long time. Thanatos asks the Fates to help him reach back.

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  1. Rec 1

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    "Is this a story about hope?"

    "Yes."

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    06 Dec 2021

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    A long time ago, or at least Achilles thinks it was, he started to work at the House. He has not been here a long time in the way of the gods who roam the halls, and only just a little longer than even the prince, but still—it is only very, very recently he ever saw Master Thanatos return and tug parchment free.

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    28 Nov 2021

  3. Rec 5

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    “Take this,” Hypnos had said. “So your feet don’t get cold.”

    Thanatos’ feet are cold; they’re coated with mud. He doesn’t think... He thinks, maybe, he didn’t realize what Hypnos was really saying. He hasn’t in so long.

    Sometimes, lately, he thinks he almost might.

    He wants to go home. He stays under the cypress, face against his knees, rain drops splattering against the back of his neck cold.

    He wonders if he's dying, or just...

    A breeze ruffles his hair, gentle.

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    14 Nov 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    :33333333333333333333333333333

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    When Hypnos was in second grade, he peeled the sticker off his apple and stuck it on the back of Dionysus' hand. Dionysus was new and Hypnos had already stuck the sticker from the breakfast banana on Thanatos that morning and he just thought, maybe, probably, that the new kid could really use a sticker, too.

    Maybe that's what he thought, anyway. Second grade was a long time ago.

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    03 Nov 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I love this story. I would marry this story.

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    Sometimes, Apollo wonders what would have happened if he had not called the twins early to Ilion.

    He knew the stars would move. He knew they would step away from the places the night had set for them, away from what best flattered her dark. Knew they had been spun kind, gentle. Bright, the brightest of all set in the sky.

    Knew, by then, to be prized is not to be loved, and how very prized they were.

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    27 Oct 2021