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  •  Peace. For ALL. (4.00)
    American Wars

    Like the topaz in the toad's head
    the comfort in the terrible histories
    was up front, easy to find:
    Once upon a time in a kingdom far away.
    Even to the dreadful now of news
    we listened comforted
    by far timezones, languages we didn't speak,
    the wide, forgetful oceans.
    Today, no comfort but the jewel courage.
    The war is ours, now, here, it is our republic
    facing its own betraying terror.
    And how we tell the story is forever after.

    --Ursula K. Le Guin

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. -Philo of Alexandria

    by vansterdam on Tue Jan 24, 2006 at 08:25:20 AM PST

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