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"their unavailability and unattainability, the coldness of their brilliance , the ice sparkle of  distance and aloofness""their unavailability and unattainability, the coldness of their brilliance , the ice sparkle of distance and aloofness"

I looked into the image of that beautiful room which, while it certainly wasn't minimal, was elemental in that it was stripped down to the barest elements … Ionic pilasters painted to look like lapis lazuli, breaking up the polished beige walls ; the scattered islands of goatskin rugs on those pale painted parquet floors, the extravagance of the window treatments which was blue silk taffeta, pouring down from the dentil cornice. After that there wasn't much else. Yes it did, as she said , represent a retreat, hermetic and sealed in within itself , incapable of accommodating any-one else.

Taste is a dictatorship.

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