Tag Archives: Fear

Synthetic Division

‘Spare me the darkness,’ I cried in fear. ‘Have mercy on this frightened child. Keep it distant, keep it far, So that it never touches me, Never knows me, Never tears me from this place of light. The world within … Continue reading

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Quitting the Light

As we hurled ourselves into the darkness, the clouds boiling toward our advance, I do not believe that there was a single one of us who turned his head to look back. Whatever was there was past. But it was not even that, for the … Continue reading

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Faces

There is a stranger at the bottom of my mug. He waits there for me every morning, to stare up at me with tea-stained eyes peering out from a liquid face. It emerges, slowly, with each sip. Cautiously at first, … Continue reading

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The Return

I have often found that a good deed, when done in pursuit of a reward, rings hollow in the end no matter how well we may be compensated.  There is nothing wrong with accepting praise, fame or wealth for a … Continue reading

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Fearful Symmetry

In the future, people will live in shopping malls.  I am convinced of this.  Shopping malls will grow to accommodate our appetites, and they will evolve into villages, townships and cities.  There will be more fountains and more plants, there … Continue reading

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Guns, Fear and Razor Wire

I am finally going to talk about this monastery that I’ve been promising to discuss for the last several days.  There has been so much that I felt like needed to get said on the subject of Kosovo before I … Continue reading

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Žeja-Thirst

I’m still working on some posts about Kosovo, which I’m really excited about and will begin putting up tomorrow, but I thought I’d try something different today.  I wrote the following for my Slovene class last semester, when asked to … Continue reading

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