Still Life with Woodpecker - Epilogue, Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue, Summary

The first part of the Epilogue, written in the still-sardonic voice of The Writer, celebrates having gotten to the end of the story, and having explored thematic points about the power of objects, the nature of the moon, and the personal nature of evolution, all in spite of the temperament of the Remington SL3. The Writer expresses his frustration with the machine, and writes of pulling its plug.

The second part of the Epilogue is written in The Writer's longhand, and refers to the mystery of making love stay, suggesting that "when the mystery of the connection goes, love goes", and that the important part of any love relationship is the mystery behind the love, not the love itself. The mystery is described as always evolving and changing, while pyramids and all kinds of other inanimate objects are ways of contacting and expressing...

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