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August 7th 2010    Tim Candler

    Suddenly something changes.  Spirits soar in harmonious glory and briefly there is an understanding of perfection.  No doubt this moment produces an agony for others.  And I can tell them what I am rarely able to tell myself. 

    "It's the way of the world," I can say.   "It builds character," I can say.  "Persevere,"  I can say.   But these suggestions have never comforted me.  I find them tired and reliant on a politics that has no empathy.   A mathematics of survival.   An objective that to my mind spells an ultimate doom.     

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