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  •  At ten, I didn't grok erotic (3+ / 0-)

    It did register with me that it was mushy love stuff, and so beneath my dignity as an American boy. The imagery was merely confusing, and by that time I was less full of curiosity than eager to get through the slog.

    But yes, its humanity and huwomanity calls to us down through the centuries, over the heads and past the desperate squeezing into theological allegories of all the puritans in between.

    The real USA Patriot Act was written in 1789. It's called the Bill of Rights.

    by nicteis on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 03:24:11 PM PDT

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