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Raymond Carver

I talk to myself like this. Saying the names of things — capstan, hawser, loam, leaf, furnace. Your face, your mouth, your shoulder inconceivable to me now! Where did they go? It’s like I dreamed them.  The stones we brought home from the beach lie face up on the windowsill, cooling. Come home. Do you… Continue reading Raymond Carver

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Pope John Paul II

I have understood: the tree must be wounded so that the scion should find its own place, understood: the tree must be wounded to let life seep through; understood: I must open myself— (my life’s frontiers shift so that what is not mine becomes mine. And should they not shift so that mine becomes not… Continue reading Pope John Paul II

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