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Cracked Mirror in Shalott

When Elaine fell and BrokenmirrorinShalott are both allusions to the story of the Lady of Shalott. The most famous and influential version is Tennyson’s poem, the Lady of Shalott. I have an affinity to anything to do with this story- music, art, literature. . . Anything.

The reasoning has to do with how I experience my interactions with the outside world. When Elaine was exposed to the outside world it took away her- well, who she was, and she became an object that only lived for one other person. When that person rejected her, it was the death of her. The difference is that I retreat to my tower instead of poisoning myself and floating my body down the river. *winks* Also, I just like the imagery.

Tennyson’s the Lady of Shallot (you can listen to it put to music and sung by Loreena McKennit here):

On either side…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com


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