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I liked your characterization of "envy". Did you ever see the Waterhouse painting, "Circe Invidiosa"? If you haven't look it up on the internet. It's the most powerful pictorial rendition of envy that I know. Circe pouring poison into the sea to transform her rival into a sea-monster so that she can unite with Glaucus, her beloved. The colors in the painting, the tension of the standing figure, her devastating look of determination, all of it just sucks you into the mood. It's amazing and I highly recommend it.