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Forgetfulness & Forgiveness

I knew he didn’t mean to forget me. Maybe it was a test. Of vigilance perhaps – being able to notice a shift in the wind. No, no, he wasn’t terrible interested in weather shifts except for how in the winter the sun set over the city, and in summer over the hills. The green […]

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Forcing the Olive Branch

Preface: As a friend said to me recently, “Of course I want to be liked. Preferably by everyone.” Some people are reactionary; urgently, compulsively reactionary. As Melody Beattie puts it: “We keep ourselves in a crisis state, ready to react to emergencies that aren’t usually emergencies. Someone does something, so we must do something back. […]

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