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December 02, 2008


The slaughter in Mumbai is a horrible reminder of evil. But this post makes me feel hopeful. Thank you.

That's a beautiful pun on the bonds that tie versus the ones people buy. G. K. Chesterton said -- well, I liked what he said so much I made a haiku of it:
are spiritual puns, said
G. K. Chesterton.

There could not be a better response to these atrocities than a unified, transnational one.

I am grateful for the comments on
my blog "Transnational Mourning," appreciate them all, and will repeat the haiku.

Kate Stimpson

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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