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  •  I have yet to read this story... (12+ / 0-)

    ...but I would very much like to.  "The Dispossessed" is one of my favorite novels.

    Your piece makes me think of a vision I had when I was a child.  I dreamed I was secure, happy, and safe, and the dream terrified me.  It took me more than a decade to understand that dream and what it meant to me: it meant that happiness is not the same as right, and that secure is not the same as honest.

    I don't know to explain it: I am a happy person, but I am happy in my anger, my rage and my willingness to fight.  In my dream, all of that was gone-- I was just happy, but I wasn't me.

    Weird.  Hadn't thought about that in years.

    "Nice to meet you, Rose Tyler. Run for your life!"

    by juliewolf on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 05:35:41 PM PST

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