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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Week 12

Jeremy Huggins is writing again, this time to his unborn child:
I read today that you can now open and close your fists, like miniature hearts budding on your arms. You will certainly hear things that will make you close those fists, make you want to strike out, but do not confuse your enemies. As with your heart, keep your hands open, your ears, and you will hear this: what angers you is not, finally, your neighbor, but the very thing that angers that neighbor, that the world is deformed, infected with shame.
The whole thing is short, beautiful, and very much well worth reading. I wish I could write like this. Go read it. And then let us all think about what we are saying to our own children...

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