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February 14, 2008

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Yes, the happy accident of filth. You're absolutely right, think, to cast a suspicious eye to the "capital-L love stuff." Likewise, I would suggest, the capital-S spiritual stuff, the capital-P political stuff, the capital-M _meaningful_ stuff. The least interesting of all poetries is the didactic. Just as the least interesting sort of kiss is the front-on lip-lock (tho, I suppose, it all really does depend on the lips in question).

--jill

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I left it
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left the house
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of coming back
ten hours later
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of Teddy Wilson
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