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  •  Faulkner was wrong. (11+ / 0-)

    His writing is magnificent. But he should have added one important word: WHITE.

    "For every [WHITE] Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence. . . . That moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself."

    Nameste.

    Zen is "infinite respect for all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility for all things future."--Huston Smith's Zen Master

    by Ree Zen on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:02:46 PM PDT

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