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Something that lasts

Reading the news, I am impressed, noting how people shift their positions, change their opinions, shuffle ideas, like their feet on a cold day; how they pause, reassess, endorse again with sharpened nods and tautened chins, creating visions of perfection ahead somewhere, while waiting on the future, while watching it cautiously, while trying to make it (with all its flaws and aberrations) something that lasts.

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