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August 7th  2011    Tim Candler

    When it is all about me, very difficult to avoid the first person singular.  Then when taken by the work of others, "I" sometimes so grates upon the nerves that there are hairs where no hairs have been before.   "Who cares," or "shut-up" becomes an emotion.  So perhaps there should be inventing of character.

    Call him Mr. Y.  Or pretend to be a flower.  Or one of those older Rabbits, too big headed to breach garden defenses.   

      The first person plural could be a way to go.  For example, "we disapproved.."  or "we ran for the woods.."   It sets in the mind an otherness that puts a wider perspective upon any statement.  Suggests a flotilla of being and purpose.  A bonhomie to be reckoned with.  It's what the people want.

     "So we decided that ignorance was bliss."  And who knows whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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