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MEO

He has dirty feet;“Washing is dangerouswash much, sicken and die.”He wears a short black jacketand floppy black trousers.A large silver lock hangs round his neck.She has a blue jacketand a tightly pleated kiltof hemp and cottonwith heavily embroideredand weighted black … Continue reading

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

Chinese New Yearalways comes in February.(Usually.) This is the lastof the twelve year cycle;the Year of the Pig. Processions, dragon dances,fireworks and smoke,cymbals and drums. The Chinese close their shops,do not sweep their housesand pay respectto the Ancestors.They put a … Continue reading

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“DEGREES WE KNOW UNKNOWN IN DAYS BEFORE, THE LIGHT IS GREATER, HENCE THE SHADOWS MORE”

In the search for thornless rosesand the perfect apple pie,many a question posesand many reasons why. Seedless grapes are on the plate(though cloudless summers have to wait).They’ll cut your leg off without pain(though Abel still meets brother Cain). There are … Continue reading

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JESUS SAID

“The sins of the fathersare visited on the children.” When the father goes bankruptthe children and grandchildrenlose their inheritanceand discover poverty. When the Jews rejected Jesusthey refused their inheritanceand their children and grandchildrenare still rejectedtwo millennia later. When the Tibetans … Continue reading

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LOTUS POND MARKET

Looking neither left nor right,a proud and sensitive Chinese face,here by the Lotus Pond Market,seems a little out of place.Straight back, head held high,adjusts her hair with manicured hand;red panung, blue-and-white print shirt,manouvres with care her sandalled feet,as though she … Continue reading

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