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Shelley fits the scheme in his evolution from the narcissistic Alastor to the empathetic Prometheus Unbound, but Shelley's etherealizing, phantasmatic imagination is otherwise remote from that of Morrison, in whose work spirits clamor for fleshly embodiment.
What I want to put on my car came as a gift from Peter, who was with me the palmy summer night that I saw a medium-size UFO floating down Brighton Avenue, hovering on a cushion of clear blue light that came billowing from underneath the craft--an airy, etherealizing light, shedding a serene glow over the asphalt road and its scurrying film of detritus.
In fact, legitimate, marital love is not always the figurative level to which the knot of entangled emotions and erotic attractions of lovers exclusively points, for the referent can remain strictly sexual, as Battaglia reveals in one of the subdivisions of his twenty-third definition of nodo as "congiungimento carnale, amplesso" (carnal union, sexual embrace).(15) Here, the etherealizing movement of the metaphor is reversed, the nodo reasserts its materiality and becomes the figure for bodies intertwined in the conjugal act.