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    This Consciousness that is aware
    Of Neighbors and the Sun
    Will be the one aware of Death
    And that itself alone

    Is traversing the interval
    Experience between
    And most profound experiment
    Appointed unto Men --

    How adequate unto itself
    Its properties shall be
    Itself unto itself and none
    Shall make discovery.

    Adventure most unto itself
    The soul condemned to be --
    Attended by a single Hound
    Its own identity.


                   -- EMILY DICKINSON

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