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Pose is given shape, gesture adumbrated, within a coherent, an internally complexified, universe of thought, one in which the cultivation of alertness and equanimity is greatly valued, and through that, of calm, poise and dignity, without which, the Javanese consider, the difficulties of life cannot be outfaced.
At the tale's opening the bride calls her mother "eagle-featured, indomitable," recalling that she "had outfaced a junkful of Chinese pirates, nursed a village through a visitation of the plague, shot a man-eating tiger with her own hand and all before she was as old as I" (7).
Since 1985, however, real growth in exports of other manufactured goods has outfaced automotive products.