An Unfinished Story

Living, as distinct from literary, speech is continually interrupted, and there is never a single thread.

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What can happen in twenty-four hours may outlast a century.

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Silence can be like a hand extended.  (Or, of course, under different circumstances, a hand cut off.)

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Write by hand with a knuckle bleeding.  Like this blood underlines some of the words.

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Every story is about an achievement, otherwise there’s no story.

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Hope today is a contraband passed from hand to hand and from story to story.

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from John Berger’s Bento’s Sketchbook (Verso 2011)

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One thought on “An Unfinished Story

  1. dianajhale says:

    Love the ideas and juxtapositions here!

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