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  1. May 2024
    1. Would I like him, wouldhe like me, would either of us understand why the other became who he is,would either be surprised to learn that each of us had in fact run into anOliver of one sort or another, man or woman, and that we were verypossibly, regardless of who came to stay with us that summer, one and thesame person still?

      He's stating that no matter what happened, man or woman he loved, no matter who it was, Elio is still Elio no matter what. Has he finally found the truth that he does not need to condense or simplify himself to reach a substance, an essence? That simply being in his own body is Elio enough to be Elio?