last updated December 28, 2011 (26 noders)

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              |  man       |--                                        
              |  woman     |    |                                     
              |  birth     |    |    |                                
              |  death     |----+--  |                                
              |  infinity  |    |    |                                
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.------------..------------..------------.  |   ||      .------------.
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|            ||oditxnc!mwgp||terWATERwate|  |   ||      |     __     |
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|            ||etsozchingdw||WATERwaterWA|  |   ||      |___*KWAK*___|
|            ||rwmdedxobtac||ATERwaterWAT|  |   ||      |     __     |
'------------''------------''------------'  |   ||      '------------'
   |     | |  .------------..------------..------------.   |     | |  
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         | |  |            ||beggar outsi||veontheship |   |     | |  
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              '------------''------------''------------'              
                  |   |  |  .------------..------------..------------.
                  |   | -+--| Sweet      ||tread       ||    ruby    |
                      |  |  | winter's   ||      softly||   bauble   |
                    --+--+--| smell      ||for you     || reflecting |
                      |  |  | surrounds  ||       tread||  miniature |
                   |     |  | me.        ||on my       ||   orange   |
                   |   --+--| Peace.     ||   dreams   ||    glow    |
               |   |     |  '------------''------------''------------'
              .------------.    ||        .------------..------------.
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              | f ! ? f ? !|    ||        | |   D   _| ||would go for|
            --|f f @ f f ? |----++--------|#+ @    )?| ||perfection, |
      --------| f f ! f ? f|----++--------| ---------- ||but I know I|
              |f ? f f f f |    ||        |You see a   ||dread to be |
          ----| f f f ! f f|----++--------|white dragon||found failing|
              '------------'    ||        '------------''------------'
.------------..------------..------------.  |   ||  |   .------------.
|A funeral on||            ||I was 7 once|  | --++--+---|            |
|Opposite Day||    f=ma    ||and will not|      ||  |   |            |
|is set apart||   v=v0+at  ||remember sev|      | --+---|            |
|by laughter.||     ...    ||en because d|      |   |   |            |
|Everyone has||   e=mc^2   ||ays like tha|              |            |
|a white car.||            ||t never last|            --|            |
'------------''------------''------------'              '------------'
.------------.              .------------.                ||       |  
|  If I could give you every (thing)     |               Small, sharp.
|            |              |            |               White. Even. 
|      It would be this white,     space |               Her back  |  
|      in the shape of potential:        |               arches.   |  
|      hoping to later find you both as  |               Her head     
|      chambers of the same heart        |               tilts back.  
'------------'              '------------'                ||          
    ||   |    .------------.    |   | |                   ||          
    ||   |    | M E G A    |    |   | |                   |           
    ||        |  M A N     |    |   | |                   |           
     |      --|   I I  ____|----+-- |                                 
     |        |  __  _£|_Π_|----+---+---                              
 |   |        |> ___ |     |    |   |                                 
 |     |  ----| ____ | Π Π |--  |   |   |                             
 |    ||      '------------'    |   |   |                             
.------------.       | Π Π  .------------.                            
|We are not  |       |      | LET        |                            
|defined by  |       | Π Π  |            |   |                        
|four walls, |       |      |     ME     |   | |                      
|but by our  |       | Π    |            |---+-+--                    
|limitless   |       |      |        OUT |   | |                      
|imagination |              |            |   | |   |                  
'------------'              '------------'   | |   | |                
    | | |     .------------..------------..------------.              
    | | |  ---| Nuns fret  ||V         / ||I thought I |              
  . |   |     |    not     || V       /  ||might name  |              
    | --+-----| at  their  ||  V     /   ||the baby Sky|              
    |   |     | convent's  ||   V   /    ||but instead |              
 ---+---+-----|  narrow    ||    V /     ||we called   |              
    |   |     |   room...  ||     Victory||her Shanti. |              
        |     '------------''------------''------------'              
           . .       |  | | .------------.                            
                     | .| | |            |                            
    .       ..          | | |            |                            
                   .    | | |i am        |                            
            .. .  .       | |    claustro|                            
        .     .             |phobic      |                            
      .          . .        |            |                            
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well this was quite fun to solicit and compose! thank you all for your awesomeness, eagerness, and willingness to fill in tiny boxes for me without question! the initial responses blew me away—19 noders contributed in under 48 hours!

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