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"I'm on page 20 of the English translation and page 20 of the Japanese original. There's no way it seems to mark in Goodreads that you're reading the translation and original editions at the same time." Jan 28, 2021 08:58AM

 
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For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.
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