Steve Pollock wrote:
> This would not be inconsistent with, say, a person who, for religious
> reasons, thought homosexuality was wrong, while at the same time was
> in love with a member of the same sex.
While in some ways it is odd that the "I was neither / Living nor dead" as
an echo of Dante has not been better picked up on, in other ways combining
Satan and the hyacinth girl is a strange mix. But not as strange if the
hyacinth girl were really male (those are pearls that were his eyes.)