How to Be Both - Section 4: Pages 200 – 264 Summary & Analysis

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Cossa reflects on his own youth and the time he made love to a girl in a barn, that he used to climb walls with a friend, how his father used to build walls, and how his father got him his first job painting three figures on a wall and several pillars in a nearby cathedral. He reflects on the idea that it is an omen that he has been sent to a girl sitting on a wall taking pictures.

Cossa considers the story of a small boy who wanted to see the Virgin Mother Mary so badly that he was willing to give up sight in one eye. Hoping to see the Virgin Mary once more, the boy begged the angels to make it so. As a result, he lost sight in both eyes – but had his eyes restored to him out...

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