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    A letter to my ancestors in 1622

    I realize you are busy planting crops, fighting
    typhoid, dysentery and various fevers,
    not to mention Indians (they control gambling now!)

    But I've got troubles too: The internet is
    slow today and this message will take forever
    to get to you (5 minutes, maybe more).

    I read that you are great farmers. I can't say
    that I have any farming abilities, as instead
    I order Chinese food and other take out
    food delights. I am ordering a pizza now.
    I think you would like pizza.

    I understand that you spend days with
    Indian guides looking for new sources of fresh water.
    We buy that in bottles now but I couldn't tell you
    where it's from.

    Sorry, you're probably busy now keeping up
    with 12 children and don't have the luxury of time.
    In the future you'll have much more time and
    you will find yourself thinking a lot, too much
    so much you'd probably need therapy
    We do.

    I went to your gravesite today,
    well, kind of: it's now a strip mall with
    a Walgreens, Foot Locker, a nail salon and
    a Smoothy King- you would be happy to
    know they have the best raspberry-beet
    smoothie (I think you'd like smoothies)

    this is what it all came to

    imagine that.
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    Registered User tailor STATELY's Avatar
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    Enjoyed this little gem tonywalt: A tongue in cheek conversation to our distant forefathers that impresses upon my sensibilities in a most positive way.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams


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    Tony... how eloquent; as always!!
    Loved it.
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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