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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
At the end of The Crippled Dancer, Ajuzia asks, "Was everyone coincidentally and inadvertently carrying a bag packed by other people?" Like Browning's Andrea del Sarto who says, "So free we seem, so fettered fast we are," Ajuzia appears to accept the limitations fate and/or custom place upon the individual. Both men accept with reluctance, however, for both are free, creative spirits aware of the waste of their own talents.
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