The mute boy was looking for his voice, the words he might have had, I no.
Of course you are very right (the reference, to readers, is to Lorca's poem, "Despedida"). But possibly not all is lost of this appealing allusion? Not having words is not the same thing as not having the desire or gift for expression (may I refer you to your gardens and paintings); and the ring may distill, even encompass, a silence which isn't vacant.I thank you for stimulating company, especially at Christmas.
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