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My friend Orpheus

Portrait of Jean Cocteau by Federico de Madrazo y Ochoa, ca. 1910-1912.

Jean Cocteau was a disciple of Orpheus, who possessed the ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music. He died attempting to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.

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