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All my life I had feared imprisonment, the nun's cell, the hospital bed, the places where one faced the self without distraction, without the crutches of other people.
I did not sleep. I never do when I am over-happy, over-unhappy or in bed with a strange man.
To Crystal, hair was the most important thing on earth. She would never get married because you couldn't wear curlers in bed then.
I'm very steadfast is the word. The idea that one crawls in and out of bed is so crass. I believe in love, not promiscuity, and they don't go together. I am a romantic. We're very wise in our minds, but in our hearts we're very turbulent.
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