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Mysterious Workings of Kali (Goddess of Sequencing)

The other morning, in the middle of meditation, the thought arose of how different my life would have been if my older sister and my birth orders (keeping our congenital make up the same) had been reversed.

Imagine, too, if it had not been for the Russian Revolution, we might not have all grown up having read Nabokov’s Lolita.