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  1. Apr 2023
    1. This morning she was thinking about how toconstruct a device that could retrieve a rock after you had skipped itinto the ocean.

      First sign of Violet's intelligence, as well as the beginning of the introduction to the three Baudelaire orphans' minds.

  2. Dec 2022
  3. Oct 2016
    1. the violet hour

      The violet hour or l'heure bleue is that time between dusk and twilight. The day's magical end. A time for assignations.


    2. hyacinths

      Hyacinths feed into the death motif inasmuch as they are short-lived flowers. They rise from bulbs, making them self-sufficient, perhaps hyacinth girl is also. self-sufficient. Later Eliot invokes "the violet hour," I picture this flower in pink or violet. Maybe a reach.


    3. Dead